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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... We're in for a beautiful Thanksgiving day. Temperatures are expected to reach the low 60s.
Jacey Birch will have your complete holiday forecast in just a few minutes.




[7-11Bath-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Firefighters have battled many dangerous forest fires in western Virginia this week. And even though tbe fires are now under control - they are NOT completely out of the woods, yet...
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[SUPER=03-Bath Co.;]

The Dickenson Ridge Fire in Bath County is burning about three miles southwest of Millboro Springs. 200-acres have been charred. The blaze, which started two days ago, is being fought by three "20-person" crews and local fire departments. There's no word on a cause.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Two other fires that have burned more than one thousand acres a piece are also contained. The "Hickory Run Fire" in Page County and the Heard Mountain Fire in Albemarle County are both in the mop-up stage.

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Roanoke Regional Airport still hopes to re-open its short term parking lot soon. .. but so far, no go-ahead from the F-A-A...
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Airport officials had hoped to hear from Washington yesterday, as the Regional Airport geared up for the busiest travel week of the year. The day came and went without word from the Administration, and the number of passengers was down by about 25-percent.
Virginia National Guardsmen are still patrolling Virginia's nine airports. Some of these part-time soldiers bring civilian law enforcement experience with them.
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[SOT 21:32:45]
[IN Q= Many of our]

((MANY OF OUR SOLDIERS ARE CURRENTLY POLICE OFFICERS IN LOCAL POLICE FORCES AND SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENTS THROUGHOUT THE REGION.))
[SUPER=01-Chuck Chappell/Virginia National Guard]
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[OUT Q=sheriff's departments throughout the region.]
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Travelers expressed mixed feelings about armed troops stationed inside commercial airports. Some said it heightened their sense of security. Others weren't so sure.
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[7-5-Indians]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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TODAY is Thanksgiving day - but in Richmond, a Thanksgiving tradition that's over 300 years old, began yesterday.
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[SOT 11:10:28 ]
[IN Q=This is actually the official]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THIS IS ACTUALLY THE OFFICIAL BEGINNING OF THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY HERE IN VIRGINIA.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore;]
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[OUT Q=Thanksgiving holiday here in Virginia.]
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


The 355th annual Indian tax tribute to the Governor is the final one Jim Gilmore will receive.
Chiefs of the Mattaponi and Pamunkey tribes paid tribute to Mr. and Mrs. Gilmore with words and gifts today.
The tribes also used the occasion to declare their American patriotism and thank emergency responders.
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[SOT 11:23:47 ]
[IN Q=Our fire department people]

((CHIEF "SWIFTWATER" MILES/PAMUNKEY TRIBE: OUR FIRE DEPARTMENT PEOPLE, EMERGENCY SQUAD PEOPLE, POLICE DEPARTMENT, AND THE POSTAL WORKERS WHO ARE ALL GOING THROUGH DIFFICULT TIMES RIGHT NOW. WE'RE PROUD TO BE PART OF THIS COUNTRY OF OURS. AND I JUST WANTED TO REMIND EVERYBODY TO REMEMBER THOSE PEOPLE.))
[SUPER=01-Chief "Swiftwater" Miles/Pamunkey Tribe;]
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[OUT Q=everybody to remember those people.]
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The tax paid by the tribes as spelled out in the 1646 treaty is deer carcasses, beaver pelts, and this year a new addition: rockfish.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, and Happy Thanksgiving I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Perfect weather for driving to the relatives' house today-- Expects sunshine and pleasant highs in the low 60s.
Jacey Birch will be along shortly with your complete forecast, coming up.





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30 million Americans have started their Thanksgiving holiday away from home.
But this year, the choice of travel by plane, train, or automobile was different for some.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


87 per cent of them chose to drive .. a much higher rate than last year. It's a result of a greater fear of flying .. and lower gas prices.
Triple A says the average price in Virginia for regular gasoline is 1-09.
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[IN Q=THEY GET ]
[SUPER=01-Warren Rhodes/BP Gas Employee; :00]

((THEY GET HERE AND THEY THINK THIS IS BETTER THEN SOUTH CAROLINA AND SOME OF THE OTHER STATES DOWN SOUTH. )) ((THE GAS PRICES ARE A LOT CHEAPER AND THEY ARE SUPRISINGLY A LOT CHEAPER AS YOU COME THIS WAY.))
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[OQ=as you come this way.]
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Gas prices are about 35 cents lower per gallon than last year.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-48 tc 1:26:39]
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Roanoke Regional Airport was hoping to get federal approval to re-open its short-term parking lot by today... but so far, no word from the F-A-A.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Airport officials had hoped to hear from Washington today, as the Regional Airport geared up for the busiest travel week of the year. The day came and went without word from the Administration, and the number of passengers was down by about 25-percent.
Virginia National Guardsmen are still patrolling Virginia's nine airports. Some of these part-time soldiers bring civilian law enforcement experience with them.
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[SOT 21:32:45]
[IN Q= Many of our]

((MANY OF OUR SOLDIERS ARE CURRENTLY POLICE OFFICERS IN LOCAL POLICE FORCES AND SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENTS THROUGHOUT THE REGION.))
[SUPER=01-Chuck Chappell/Virginia National Guard]
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[OUT Q=sheriff's departments throughout the region.]
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[VO-NAT]

Travelers expressed mixed feelings about armed troops stationed inside commercial airports. Some said it heightened their sense of security. Others weren't so sure.
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[45-11Oxycontin-Trial]


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A Ferrum woman faces three and a half years in prison, after her baby daughter somehow got OxyContin in her system.
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[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]


24-year-old Lisa Chaney entered an Alford plea and was found guilty of felony child neglect.
An Alford plea means she does not admit guilt but agrees there's enough evidence to convict her.
Last June, Chaney's relatives took her 16-month-old daughter to the hospital when the baby wouldn't wake up from a nap.
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[IN Q=At about 8:30]

((HEATHER PULLAN/ASST. FRANKLIN CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: AT ABOUT 8:30 THAT NIGHT, LISA'S IN-LAWS STOPPED BY THE HOUSE AND SAW THE CONDITION THAT KATLYN WAS IN AND RUSHED HER TO FRANKLIN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL WHERE SHE ACTUALLY DID STOP BREATHING AND HAD THE BAG PLACED OVER HER MOUTH TO RESUSCITATE HER. INSTEAD OF FOLLOWING TO THE HOSPITAL, LISA CHANEY LEFT A NOTE THAT SHE WAS GOING TO THE STORE SOMEWHERE. ))
[SUPER=01-Heather Pullan/Assistant Franklin Co. Prosecutor;]
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[OUT Q=to the store somewhere.]
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Xanax and oxycontin were found in the baby's blood stream.
Chaney said the baby must have ingested pills that fell on the floor.
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The baby lived -- and is doing fine.
She and Chaney's 6-year-old daughter now live with their grandparents.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Happy Thanksgiving to you. If you want to spend part of your holiday outside - it would be a lovely day to do so. Today's highs will reach the 60s , with plenty of sunshine. Jacey Birch will have your complete forecast coming up.




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Firefighters rescued an animal from a burning home late last night.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Flames could be seen shooting from the back end of the home on Riverland Road, when Roanoke firefighters arrived just after 11 PM. No one was home the time of the blaze, but as we mentioned, one animal was saved. No word yet on damages or cause.
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Job losses and falling revenues are creating some major budget troubles in Henry County. So the county's School Board is now considering a controversial proposal .. that could close some schools and consolidate others.
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[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


Officials say declining enrollment, falling sales tax revenues, and the state budget crunch have left them with a shortfall that could exceed one million dollars.
They're now reviewing a plan that would combine Laurel Park and Magna Vista High Schools at Magna Vista, and combine Fieldale-Collinsville and Bassett High Schools at the Bassett site.
The plan would also bring other changes that include closing three elementary schools.
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[IN Q=Right now, we've only got]

((J. KELLY CECIL/HENRY CO. SCHOOL BOARD: RIGHT NOW WE'VE ONLY GOT SO MANY DOLLARS TO EDUCATE OUR STUDENTS, AND WE'VE GOT TO USE THAT DOLLAR TO THE BEST OF OUR ABILITY FOR EVERY ONE OF THOSE STUDENTS.)) ((ARDYS WINSLOW/LAUREL PARK PARENT: IT FEELS LIKE IT HAS BEEN MADE. AND WE'RE BEING TOLD WE HAVE TO SWALLOW THIS. AND I UNDERSTAND THE ECONOMICAL BREAKDOWN OF IT AND WE ARE LOSING BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY, BUT YOU STILL HAVE TO THINK ABOUT THE CHILDREN AND THAT'S THE BIGGEST ISSUE.))
[SUPER=01-J. Kelly Cecil/Henry Co. School Board;]
[SUPER=01-Ardys Winslow/Laurel Park Booster Club President; :10]
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[OUT Q=and that's the biggest issue.]
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The school board has scheduled a public hearing on December third. Members plan to vote on the re-organization December sixth.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=jda]
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A Henry County man has been charged with felony child abuse after the death of his six- month old daughter. Investigators say his account of what happened just didn't add up.
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23-year old James Ray Hooker of Axton is in the Henry County Jail.
Investigators say he claimed his daughter was hurt in a vehicle he was driving.
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[IN Q=We were first told]

((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF; WE WERE FIRST TOLD IT HAD FALLEN OUT OF A BABY SEAT AND STRUCK THE DASH OF THE VEHICLE, BUT THAT WASN'T CONSISTENT WITH THAT AND WE FELT FROM EARLY ON IT WAS A SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME TYPE OF DEATH.))
[SUPER=01-Frank Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff]
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[OUT Q=type of death.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Investigators believe Breanna Marie Hooker was injured at her home before she died.