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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Increasing clouds today with a slight chance for a shower. Temperatures will be in the low 60s. Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast coming up in just a few moments.

[7-VOB-Friendship-Manor]


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The recent Anthrax scare hit a little closer to home yesterday when a suspicious powder was found at a Roanoke County retirement community.
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Officials, including a Haz mat team, were called to Friendship Manor after the suspicious powder was found on some mail. The powdery substance was detected when a U-S postal worker went to hand over mail to an employee in the administrative offices building. Crews treated both people at the scene as a precaution.
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[SUPER=01-Rick Burch/Roanoke Co. Fire & Rescue Chief;]

((RICK BURCH/ROANOKE CO. FIRE AND RESCUE CHIEF: WE WASHED THEM DOWN WITH A MILD SOAP AND BLEACH SOLUTION AND THAT NEUTRALIZES IF THERE WAS ANYTHING, ANY TYPE OF CHEMICAL SUBSTANCE OR POWDER.))
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Carilion Roanoke Memorial put out a haz mat alert shortly after the incident also as a precaution... as both people were taken to the emergency room for further treatment.
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At this time-- It's uncertain when test results on the suspicious material will be complete.




[7-11Pulaski-Scare]


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Pulaski County officials say a suspicious powder found on Main Street is also being tested for anthrax. A maintenance worker discovered the substance on a newspaper at 9 yesterday morning near the war memorial at the courthouse. Test results are expected this afternoon. The Sheriff says it's probably a prank but they are taking it seriously.

[7-11mail-room]


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The Anthrax scare is causing many businesses to re-examine their mail-room operations.
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At Wachovias's headquarters, a suspicious envelope was turned over to the FBI because it had a Pakistani return address and wasn't directed to a particular employee.
Wachovia says it is now voluntarily adhering to federal mail room safety guidelines in all of its offices, including those in Roanoke.
One Virginia Tech professor says banks and their mailrooms are likely terrorism targets, so precautionary measures are imperative.
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((DOUGLABORER: THE MAIL IS A GREAT TARGET. IF YOU CAN SLOWDOWN BUSINESS AND MAKE THINGS EFFICIENT.. I THINK THIS WILL BE A PROBLEM IF THERE IS PUBLIC PERCEPTION THAT THE MAIL IS NOT SAFE.))
[SUPER=01-Douglas Borer/Virginia Tech Professor of Political Science]
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The U-S Postal Service says to watch out for mail with no return address or a foreign return address, or misspelled words on the envelope.
Also, be suspicious of mail bound with excessive tape, mail that smells strange- or pieces that are rigid or bulky.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... A nice fall day is ahead of us. Look for cooler temperatures with highs reaching into the low 60s. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your forecast details coming up.


[45-11220-Ax]


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A young girl was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after being crushed between two cars in a concenience store parking lot. The girl was hit by a car that came off Route 220 yesterday.
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Police say 29 year old Brenda Foley was driving her Ford Thunderbird northbound on Route 2-20 at about 3-30, when she came upon backed-up traffic.
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((TROOPER MIKE BOWEN/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE; MS. FOLEY SAW SHE WASN'T GOING TO STOP IN TIME, SHE INDICATED SHE WAS HAVING SOME BRAKE PROBLEMS. SHE SWERVED TO THE RIGHT AND LOST CONTROL OF HER VEHICLE, AND SKIDDED THROUGH THE PARKING LOT. THERE WAS A JUVENILE STANDING NEXT TO A PARKED VEHICLE AND MS FOLEY STRUCK THE JUVENILE AS WELL AS THE PARKED VEHICLE.))
[SUPER=01-Trooper Mike Bowen/State Police]
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Foley has been charged with reckless driving. The girl, who is believed to be about 7 years old, was flown by helicopter to a Roanoke hospital.
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[45-11Foodway-Murder]


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A Roanoke teenager suspected of murder has turned himself into police.
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The 17-year old is accused of killing Maurice Grogan, the young man who was shot outside the Foodway Market on Liberty Road October 2nd.
The suspect and the victim apparently knew each other. Investigators believe their confrontation involved a female acquaintance.
The suspect is being held at at the Roanoke Valley Juvenile Detention Center at Coyner Springs.
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[45-11Army-Radios]


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A Lynchburg- based communications firm will share in a major federal contract to build radios for the U-S Army.
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(May-com) MA-COM management confirmed it yesterday. The open-ended contract is worth about one BILLION dollars over the next ten years.
The company could not estimate how much of that work will be done in Lynchburg where about 600 people work for the company.
(May-com) MA-COM and Motorola are the two main contractors that'll build a base radio system for use by the Department of Defense.
Officials say it's too early to tell whether it will generate any new local jobs.
The contract was negotiated prior to last month's terrorist attacks.
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[45-11State-Revenue]


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The car-tax phase-out seems to be in jeopardy after a drop in state tax collections last month.
This past fiscal quarter is down 2-point-4 percent -- the first negative revenue number in a decade in Virginia.
State Finance Secretary John Forbes delivered the bad news yesterday and said the picture is likely to get even worse.
Republican lawmakers who control the car tax's final phase-out say it's already a "dead issue" for the next General Assembly.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Big temperature changes are on its way .. but for today look for highs to be in the low 60s. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your forecast coming up after the news.


[8-11Local-Anthrax]


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Health officials say the chances of exposure to anthrax in Virgnia is very low.
But despite their claims, local health departments have been flooded with calls from residents reporting white powdery substances.
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Health officials say they've sent several samples to the state lab. But so far --nothing has turned-up positive.
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((DR. MOLLY O'DELL/HEALTH DEPT. DIRECTOR; IF ANTHRAX IS SUSPECTED AND THEIR ARE CLINICAL SYMPTOMS IT'S A VERY TREATABLE DISEASE AS WELL. I HOPE PEOPLE CAN BE REASSURED BY THAT))
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Officials say simply finding a white powdery substance is not a reason for concern --unless the circumstances are unusual --like if it's inside a suspicious envelope.
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((IF THE WHITE POWDER IS ASSOCIATED WITH A STRANGE ODOR, IF IT IS CONNECTED TO A BOX, TICKING SOUND, OR STRANGE COLOR))

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Health officials say if there is an outbreak the federal government can have antibiotics to the community within two hours.

[8-11Foodway-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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A Roanoke teenager suspected of murder has turned himself into police.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/October 2]


The 17-year old is accused of killing Maurice Grogan, the young man who was shot outside the Foodway Market on Liberty Road October 2nd.
The suspect and the victim apparently knew each other. Investigators believe their confrontation involved a female acquaintance.
The suspect is being held at at the Roanoke Valley Juvenile Detention Center at Coyner Springs.
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[8-11Domestic-Violence]


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October is Domestic Violence Awareness month.... so officials in Lynchburg are using the occasion to highlight a week-long campaign aimed at reducing violence in the home.
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The Y-W-C-A kicked off its "Week without Violence" program with a neighborhood walk yesterday.
Other events will include a teen dating seminar and high school mentoring programs.
Authorities say with all the other violence in the world, people need to remember domestic violence remains a major problem.
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((COL. CHARLES BENNETT/LYNCHBURG POLICE CHIEF: WE NEED TO KEEP IN MIND THAT AS WELL AS THAT VIOLENCE WHICH HAS BEEN SO PUBLIC, THERE'S A MUCH MORE PRIVATE VIOLENCE WHICH OCCURS IN EVERY CITY AND IN EVERY STATE IN OUR COUNTRY AND IT OCCURS, SADLY, EVERY DAY.))
[SUPER=01-Col. Charles Bennett/Lynchburg Police Chief]
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(------------) Bennett says all of Lynchburg's five homicides this year were related to domestic violence.