Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Get ready for more sunshine today. Temperatures will rise to near 80 for your high.
Steve Pardon will have your forecast coming up in just a few moments.
Authorities have a man wanted for a Blacksburg robbery in custody.
42- year old Richard Donald Hawes of New Castle is in the Roanoke City jail - facing bank robbery charges.
BLACKSBURG Police say he held up the Virginia Tech Credit Union on South Main Street around three yesterday.
Last night, ROANOKE officers found Hawes at the Roadway Inn on Orange Avenue.
Officials say a substantial amount of cash was recovered.
Yesterday's robbery was the second at the Credit Union in a week.
Non-stop flights from Lynchburg to Washington D-C won't be available starting November 1-st.
United Express says it's discontinuing its five daily flights from the Hill City to Dulles airport, a total of 190 passenger seats.
That's more than 40 percent of the Lynchburg airport's business, but officials hope the region can rebound quickly.
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[IN Q=Once there is]
((MARK COURTNEY/LYNCHBURG AIRPORT MANAGER: ONCE THERE IS SOME STABILITY RETURNED TO THE SYSTEM AND WE START TO SEE A REBUILDING OF TRAFFIC, THEN I THINK YOU'RE GOING TO SEE A GRADUAL RE-INTRODUCTION OF ADDITIONAL SERVICE BECAUSE THIS IS HAPPENING THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. IT JUST APPEARS THAT THE SMALL AIRPORTS ARE GETTING HIT EVEN HARDER AND I CERTAINLY HOPE THIS IS THE END OF FURTHER CUTS.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Courtney/Lynchburg Airport Manager]
[OUT Q=end of further cuts.]
Courtney says the recent federal airline relief bill is supposed to prevent air carriers from cutting existing service to smaller airports.
He's checking to see whether United violated that agreement.
C-SPAN does it in Washington.
Why NOT put Virginia's General Assembly on T-V everywhere in the state?
The Democrat running for lieutenant governor says it could cost between 400 and 800 thousand dollars.
He scoffs at the argument that it will prompt politicians to waste time.
[IN Q=I have a great faith]
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((TIM KAINE/D-CANDIDATE FOR LT. GOV.: I HAVE A GREAT FAITH IN THE ABILITY OF THE PUBLIC TO DECIDE WHO'S A BLOWHARD, WHO'S DOING SOMETHING THAT'S GRANDSTANDING, WHO'S DOING THAT MAKES NO SENSE OR DOESN'T SPEAK TO A PRIORITY THAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT TO VOTERS.))
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((JAY KATZEN/R-CANDIDATE FOR LT. GOV.: WELL, I ASSUME THAT HE KNOWS WHERE THAT MONEY IS COMING FROM. RIGHT NOW, QUITE FRANKLY, I WOULD PUT THAT PRIORITY AS BEING LOWER DOWN THAN SECURITY, EDUCATION, TEACHERS' SALARIES, AND TRANSPORTATION, AND MENTAL ILLNESS.))
[SUPER=401-Tim Kaine/(D) Candidate for Lt. Governor; :00]
[SUPER=401-Del. Jay Katzen/(R) Candidate for Lt. Governor; :13 ]
[OUT Q=transportation, and mental illness.]
General Assembly T-V would need General Assembly approval before it comes to your set.
Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Look for mostly sunny skies today with a light breeze. Temperatures will warm into the upper 70s to near 80.
Steve Pardon will have your forecast details coming up in just a few minutes.
Five local college students decided giving blood just wasn't enough to help the victims of the terrorist attacks.
So they headed to New York to assist the rescue team.
Kirby Saunders and Jared Campbell are two of the students from the College of Health Sciences in Roanoke who arrived at ground zero 48 hours after the attack.
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[IN Q=We pretty much joined the bucket ]
((WE PRETTY MUCH JOINED THE BUCKET BREGADE --WE WAS USING BUCKETS OUR OWN HANDS --PRETTY MUCH MUCH MAKING OUR OWN LINES. A HUNDRED PEOPLE GET BEHIND YOU --PASS DOWN --FOR SIX HOURS))
[OUT Q=for six hours]
Saunders and Campbell say watching the events unfold on TV and seeing the destruction up close are like night and day.
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[IN Q=Down there it was just mass destruction]
((JARED CAMPBELL:DOWN THERE IT WAS JUST MASS DESTRUCTION.. IT'S STUFF YOU'LL NEVER REALLY SEE OR IMAGINE UNLESS YOUR IN A WAR --NOW I KNOW WHAT THE VETERANS ARET TALKING ABOUT WHEN THE TALK ABOUT THEIR WAR STORIES))
[OUT Q=their war stories]
The students spent 18 straight hours sifting through the rubble searching for survivors and helping with the clean-up effort.
The head of a Roanoke County company says six major brokerage firms are trying to take over his company.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape]
Bob Kopstein of Optical Cable Corporation says Salomon Smith Barney, Merrill Lynch, U-B-S Paine Webber, The Bear Stearns Companies, A.G. Edwards and Scott and Stringfellow are selling huge blocks of his company's stock in order to devalue it.
A spokesman for Paine Webber says the notion that the firms are conspiring is totally false.
Kopstein obtained a temporary injunction that will block the firms from selling any more stock until next Wednesday.
Optical Cable Corporation is traded on the NASDAQ, and has lost 90 percent of its value in the last year.
A traffic accident in downtown Roanoke may result in charges being filed against a motorist involved.
[VO-NAT 15.5 ]
Police say the driver of this Lincoln Navigator may have run a red light causing the crash.
The Navigator ended up on its top after it was struck by a Ford pick-up.
The accident happened around five- 45 yesterday evening at Luck and Third Streets.
Authorities say no one was seriously injured.
Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Another beautiful day is headed our way. Look for sunny skies and mild temperatures.
Steve Pardon will have your complete forecast coming up after the news.
In breaking news this morning--
Greyhound is suspending its bus service NATIONWIDE after a fatal accident today in central Tennessee.
A company spokeswoman says the decision to stop bus service is a precaution.
A bus was traveling from Nashville to Atlanta this morning, when it crashed, killing six people.
Dozens of others were transferred to local hospitals.
No other information is available at this time.
Police are still searching for a gunman who killed a Roanoke teen.
18-year old Maurice Grogan was shot in the head outside of the Foodway Market on Liberty Road yesterday.
Friends and family gathered there as news of the shooting spread through the neighborhood.
His death left them asking why.
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[IN Q=He was a friend of everybody]
((HE WAS A FRIEND OF EVERYBODY. EVERYBODY LOVED HIM. EVERYBODY.))
[OUT Q=everybody loved him. Everybody.]
In the moments after the shooting, customers saw a man run from the area, jump into a car, and drive away.
Police have not made an arrest.
A Franklin County teen says he "just snapped"
19-year-old James Gibson kept his head down, as prosecutors laid out their case against him for capital and first degree murder.
He's charged with stabbing his mother, Annette Gibson, and her nephew, George Patterson, to death with a large, military-style knife.
Gibson's attorneys say he's been hospitalized for mental problems before.
They're having his mental health evaluated.
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[IN Q=He is just a teenager]
((DAVID FURROW/GIBSON'S ATTORNEY: HE IS JUST A TEENAGER WHO HAD SOME PROBLEMS IN SCHOOL. HE WASN'T A PROBLEM IN THE FAMILY. HE WASN'T GIVING ANYBODY ANY TROUBLE. EVERYBODY WAS CONCERNED ABOUT HIM. AND THIS HAPPENED. AND HE DOESN'T HAVE AN EXPLANATION FOR IT AND WE DON'T EITHER.))
[SUPER=01-David Furrow/Gibson's Attorney;]
[OUT Q=and we don't either.]
The judge says the case may go to a grand jury next month.
A Moneta woman killed in a motorcycle accident last week was laid to rest yesterday.
She was remembered by friends as a bubbly person with a sweet personalty.
Members of the Roanoke Valley "Harley Owners Group" yesterday filed into a funeral home in Vinton to pay final respects to Carol Elizabeth Minton.
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The 37-year old was riding her Harley in Bedford County Friday evening when she was struck by a car going the wrong way.
She died of her injuries Saturday morning.
Fellow Harley riders were stunned.
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[IN Q=It's kind of hard to lose a member.]
((BARTON REYNOLDS/ROANOKE VALLEY HARLEY OWNERS GROUP: IT'S KIND OF HARD TO LOSE A MEMBER. AS FAR AS I KNOW THIS IS PROBABLY THE FIRST MEMBER WE'VE EVER LOST TO AN ACCIDENT. THERE'S BEEN OTHER MEMBERS THAT HAVE PASSED FROM OTHER REASONS BUT NEVER TO A TRAGEDY LIKE THIS.))
[SUPER=01-Barton Reynolds/Roanoke Valley Harley Owners Group;]
[OUT Q=never to a tragedy like this.]
Following the funeral the Harley group planned to escort Minton's body as far as Radford.