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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... A beautiful day is on the way. Get ready for sunny skies and pleasant temperatures. Meteoroogist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast coming up in just a few minutes.





[7-Governor]


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The state's Democrats celebrate a return to power in Richmond as Mark Warner starts to make plans as Virginia's next governor.
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[Take Leader 100]
All the votes are in, and Warner outdistanced Republican Mark Earley by about 100-thousand votes statewide, 52 per cent to 47 per cent. Libertarian William Redpath got one per cent of the vote.
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[7-Lt-Governor]


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The closest statewide race was for Lieutenant Governor, but it also falls into the Democratic column.
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[Take Leader 110]
Tim Kaine took the number two-spot with 50 per cent of the vote. Republican Jay Katzen got 48 per cent, and Libertarian Gary Reams received two per cent.
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[7-Attorney-General]


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After winning the race for Attorney-General, Jerry Kilgore may become a rising star in Virginia's Republican party.
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[Take Leader 120]
Kilgore trounced Democrat Donald McEachin, 60 per cent to 40. He gained more votes than any other candidate in yesterday's election.
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[7-Roanoke-Sheriff]


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Roanoke Sheriff George McMillan will get to keep his badge.
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The Democrat beat Deputy Octavia Johnson to remain in office for another term. Last night-- McMillan refused to say if Johnson would remain on the payroll.
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[SOT 08:13:01]
[IN Q=You know]
[SUPER=01-George McMillan/Roanoke Sheriff Elect;]

((YOU KNOW I'VE BEN RUNNING FOR FIVE MONTHS NOW AND TONIGHT I'M CELEBRATING AND HAVEN'T GIVEN IT THE FIRST THOUGHT WE'LL THINK ABOUT THAT SOME OTHER TIME.))
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[OUT Q=some other time.]
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McMillan took over as sheriff in 1998.
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[7-Vinton-Fire]


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In other news .. an early morning fire destroys a house in Vinton
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The home on North Blair Street was fully involved when fire crews arrived at around three o'clock this morning.
Authorities say two people were home at the time, but managed to get out safely.
The heat from the fire was so intense, it melted the siding off a neighboring house.
It took firefighters about 20 minutes to get the blaze under control.
The house appears to be a total loss.
No word yet on what started the blaze.
The Fire Marshal is investigating.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Look for plenty of sunshine today with temperatures reaching near 70 for highs.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your Wednesday forecast coming up after the news.





[45-Roanoke-Sheriff]


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Sheriff George McMillan will remain top dog at the Roanoke police department.
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The Democrat beat Deputy Octavia Johnson to remain in office for another term. Last night-- McMillan refused to say if Johnson would remain on the payroll.
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[SOT 08:13:01]
[IN Q=You know]
[SUPER=01-George McMillan/Roanoke Sheriff-Elect;]

((YOU KNOW I'VE BEN RUNNING FOR FIVE MONTHS NOW AND TONIGHT I'M CELEBRATING AND HAVEN'T GIVEN IT THE FIRST THOUGHT WE'LL THINK ABOUT THAT SOME OTHER TIME.))
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McMillan took over as sheriff in 1998.
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[45-NRV]


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A brand new delegate is ready to represent the newly redrawn 7th District in Richmond.
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In his first run for office, Republican Dave Nutter edged out Democratic Delegate Jim Shuler. After re-districting, both candidates moved into the new 7th to run.
Shuler brought with him 8-years experience as a delegate for the 12th district. Nutter is a former chair of the Montgomery County Republicans.
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[SOT 51:15:25 CUT 51:30:15]
[IN Q=i think the]

((DAVE NUTTER/(R) 7TH HOUSE DISTRICT DELEGATE-ELECT; I THINK THE KEY TO THIS CAMPAIGN CLEARLY WAS THE DOOR TO DOOR EFFORT WE DID THE CONSTANT KNOCKING I THINK SO MANY PEOPLE SAID TODAY AT THE POLLS SO MANY PEOPLE SAID YOU CAME TO MY DOOR I MET YOU / I THINK PEOPLE SAW I WAS WILLING TO WORK HARD TO EARN THEIR VOTE.))
[SUPER=201-Dave Nutter/(R) 7th House Dist. Delegate-Elect;]
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[OUT Q=HARD TO EARN THEIR VOTE.]
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Over 16-thousand people went to the polls in the race for the 7th with Nutter taking 52-percent of the vote.
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Salem Delegate Morgan Griffith easily won re-election in the 8th district.
Griffith defeated challenger Dana Martin by about 10-thousand votes so he spent the night counting Republican gains in the General Assembly.
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Disappointment at the top of the statewide ticket did not stop the Republican celebration in Salem.
The House Majority leader said GOP success in the House races was even greater than he imagined.
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[IN Q=I was predicting]

((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH: I WAS PREDICTING 58. IT LOOKS LIKE WE MAY HAVE AS MANY AS 64. THAT'S FABULOUS AND IT MEANS WE WILL BE ABLE TO GET SOME THINGS DONE IN THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES. AND IT ALSO MEANS THAT THE HOUSE AND THE NEW GOVERNOR WILL HAVE TO SIT DOWN AND WORK TOGETHER. THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA HAVE ASKED US TO WORK TOGETHER AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO.))
[SUPER=201-Del. Morgan Griffith/(R) Salem]
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[OUT Q=that's what we're going to do.]
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Griffith says House Republicans are prepared to work with the Democratic governor in a spirit of bi-partisanship... but he also notes that Republicans will have almost enough votes to override the governor's veto.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Expect sunny skies and mild temperatures today. Highs will reach near 70.


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





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Mark Warner can start making plans as Virginia's next governor. And the state's Democrats can start celebrating a return to power in Richmond.
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[Take Leader 100]
All the votes are in, and Warner outdistanced Republican Mark Earley by about 100-thousand votes statewide, 52 per cent to 47 per cent. Libertarian William Redpath got one per cent of the vote.
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[8-7th-District]


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Two area Democrats lost their seats in the House of Delegates.
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[Take Leader 150]
We'll begin with the 7th district, where Jim Shuler fell to Republican Challenger Dave Nutter by four percentage points. Shuler lost much of his constituent base when district lines were re-drawn earlier this year.
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[Take Leader 130] The other is John Tate who was ousted in the 5th district by Bill Carrico who won by 6 percentage points. The 5th district runs from Carroll County to Smyth County.
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Longtime Roanoke County supervisor Harry Nickens will return for another term-- with one change already in mind.
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Nickens says the election returns made him realize he needs to work harder to connect with voters in one particular area.
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[SUPER=201-Harry Nickens/Roanoke Co. Supervisor-Elect;]

((I THINK I NEED TO MEND SOME FENCES IF YOU WILL IN THE MOUNT PLEASANT AREA, I LIVED THERE FOR 17 YEARS LOVED IT LOVE THE PEOPLE BUT SOMETHING HAS HAPPENED THAT CAUSES THEM AT LEAST IN SIGNIFICANT NUMBERS TO BELIEVE I MAY NOT BE THE BEST PERSON TO REPRESENT THEM I CERTAINLY HOPE I CAN REGAIN THEIR CONFIDENCE DURING THIS NEXT TERM.))
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[OUT Q=this next term.]
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Nickens was appointed to the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors in 1982.
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[8-Flora]


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Richard Flora is returning to the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors three decades after his first election.
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Flora served on the board from 1972 to 1975.
Though he waged a low-key campaign, and credited Bob Johnson as a positive opponent... Flora said the voters were ready for a change.
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((RICHARD FLORA: WE JUST GAVE THEM A CHOICE AND I GUESS THEY WERE PREPARED FOR A CHANGE. I DON'T KNOW THERE WAS ANYTHING UNIQUE ABOUT ME OR ANYTHING ELSE, BUT I THINK THEY WERE JUST READY.))
[SUPER=201-Richard Flora/(R) Hollins Supervisor-Elect]
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[OUT Q=think they were just ready.]
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Flora says he had a sense of Deja Vu. Tuesday's vote came almost 30 years to the day after his first election to the board.
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