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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......There is thick fog in certain areas this morning - so be extra careful.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast coming up.



[7-460-Ax]


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A six wheel panel truck overturned on Route 460 around 4:15 this morning, forcing both eastbound lanes to be blocked off. But State Police say one eastbound lane of Route 460 in Bedford County has re-opened.
The accident happened near Route 681 which is between Thaxton and Bedford. State Police are investigating. Crews are still busy cleaning up after the accident.

[7-11Advance-Auto]


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A new Advance Auto facility is coming to Roanoke....
That's according to an internal company memo yesterday.
Company insiders tell News 7 it's likely Advance will consolidate all of its Roanoke offices into one.
The Roanoke-based auto parts distributor currently runs managerial operations on Airport Road, Cross Roads Mall and near Valley View Mall.
An official announcement will be made this afternoon.
Advance Auto has stores in 38 states and employees 28-thousand people.

[7-KB-Toys]


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Southside officials are still worried about the area's struggling economy. But - new jobs in Pittsylvania County are allowing them to breathe a little easier.
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The KB Toys Distribution Center will now double as a customer service call center.
70 new hires will start immediately, and up to 200 more will come on board over time.
KB plans to pay the new full-timers competitive wages.
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((WE'VE ALREADY INVESTED OVER ONE HUNDRED THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS INSIDE THIS FACILITY TO TAKE 50 PERCENT OF CUSTOMER SERVICE CALLS AND E-MAILS.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Wagner/KB Toys]
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Pittsylvania County thanked KB by offering both a State and American Flag to remember September 11th.
To show its support for America, KB will send out tiny flag stickers in each of their shipments this holiday season, free of charge.
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[7-11Sterling]


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The man who heads up Henry County's commerce office... apparently resigned from a similar job in South Carolina under pressure.
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Wayne Sterling was the Chief of Staff for the South Carolina Commerce Department before coming to Henry County.
The Associated Press says Sterling resigned that position in September after an internal investigation questioned some spending from an account funded by private donations.
The investigation alleged that Sterling used money from the privately funded account for personal golf outings.

A spokesman for the South Carolina governor's office said the spending problems were resolved with the departures of Sterling and Communications Director Beth Braswell.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......Foggy outside this morning.
But - the sunshine and warm temperatures return later.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your forecast coming up.




[45-460-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[GRAPHIC=Accident]

Both eastbound lanes of Route 460 were blocked off earlier this morning, after a six wheel panel truck overturned at about 4:15. But State Police say one eastbound lane of Route 460 in Bedford County has re-opened.
The accident happened near Route 681 which is between Thaxton and Bedford. State Police are investigating. Crews are still busy cleaning up after the accident.

[45-KB-Toys]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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New jobs in Pittsylvania County have officials feeling a bit more optimistic about the area's struggling economy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]


The KB Toys Distribution Center will now double as a customer service call center.
70 new hires will start immediately, and up to 200 more will come on board over time.
KB plans to pay the new full-timers competitive wages.
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[IN Q=We've already]

((WE'VE ALREADY INVESTED OVER ONE HUNDRED THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS INSIDE THIS FACILITY TO TAKE 50 PERCENT OF CUSTOMER SERVICE CALLS AND E-MAILS.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Wagner/KB Toys]
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Pittsylvania County thanked KB by offering both a State and American Flag to remember September 11th.
To show its support for America, KB will send out tiny flag stickers in each of their shipments this holiday season, free of charge.
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[45-11Advance-Auto]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Advance Auto is expected to make an official annoucement today about a new auto facility coming to the star city.
That information was in an internal company memo yesterday.
Company insiders tell News 7 it's likely Advance will consolidate all of its Roanoke offices into one.
The Roanoke-based auto parts distributor currently runs managerial operations on Airport Road, at Cross Roads Mall and near Valley View Mall.
An official announcement will be made this afternoon.
Advance Auto has stores in 38 states, and employees 28-thousand people.

[45-11US-Airways]


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US Airways is now under new leadership.
President and C-E-O (rah-KESH' GAHNG'-wahl) Rakesh Gangwal has resigned. The new C-E-O is familiar with the job. Steven Wolf held the same position in the 1990's.

[45-11Airport-Park]


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Roanoke Regional Airport has opened its short term parking lot for business again.
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The lot opened at ten yesterday morning- It's been closed since the week of September eleventh.
But things will be different...
The airports hired a commercial security provider to check every car that goes into the lot. They'll look for large items that may contain exlosives. Officials say cleaning out your car before heading to the airport will help prevent delays. You can still park in the long term lot without going through security.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
The dense morning fog will eventually give way to sunshine today.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner is up with the forecast, after the news.





[8-460-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=kor]
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[GRAPHIC=Accident]

A six wheel panel truck overturned on Route 460 around 4:15 this morning, forcing both eastbound lanes to close. But State Police say one eastbound lane of Route 460 in Bedford County has re-opened.
The accident happened near Route 681 which is between Thaxton and Bedford. State Police are investigating. Crews are still busy cleaning up after the accident.

[8-11Advance-Auto]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Advance Auto]

Advance Auto is expected to make an official annoucement today about a new facility in Roanoke.
That information was in an internal company memo yesterday.
Company insiders tell News 7 it's likely Advance will consolidate all of its Roanoke offices into one.
Roanoke-based Advance Auto currently runs managerial operations on Airport Road, at Cross Roads Mall and near Valley View Mall.
An official announcement is expected this afternoon.
Advance Auto has stores in 38 states, and employees 28-thousand people.

[8-11Giles-Fatal]


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A woman who was moving to Pearisburg was killed in a Giles County accident.
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[SUPER=03-Giles Co.;]

State Police say 20 year old Linda Hitchcock died when she hit a water delivery truck head-on near Newport. Authorities believe she was traveling East on Route-460 yesterday when the car skidded on gravel, she overcorrected and crossed the median into oncoming traffic. The driver of the water truck, Steven Douglas Richmond, was taken to Montgomery Regional Hospital for his injuries. Westbound lanes on 460 were closed for almost two hours.
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[8-11Colonial-School]


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Botetourt County deputies say there's no evidence that a fourth-grader brought a gun to school last week -- despite reports from her classmates.
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Three Colonial Elementary students told deputies that they saw the girl throw the gun into a dry creek bed behind the school.
The school notified sheriff's deputies on Monday.
They searched the area with metal detectors and found no weapons.
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((RONNIE SPRINKLE/BOTETOURT CO. SHERIFF: WE HAVE SEVERAL CHILDREN SAYING THERE WAS A GUN THERE. WE HAVE NO REASON TO BELIEVE THAT THE GUN WAS THERE OTHER THAN WHAT THE KIDS ARE TELLING US. WE DON'T KNOW IF IT WAS A REAL GUN, FAKE GUN, WHAT KIND OF GUN IT WAS AT THIS POINT.))
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The school's principal says students reported Wednesday that the gun was in the girl's bookbag.
School employees searched her belongings and found nothing.
Then, Monday, students said the gun was tossed behind the school.
The principal said yesterday the students were not sure whether they really SAW a gun.
[BIRTHDAYS!] 11/29/01
Thursday:

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[SUPER=130-65/Ray Reynolds/Draper]



[SUPER=130-29/Keresha Hamlett/Danville]



[SUPER=130-55/Carolyn Mitchell/Danville]



[SUPER=130-7/Zachary Saunders/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-/Jeremy Nuckols/Farmville]


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[SUPER=131-/Paul Ferguson/Snow Creek]



[SUPER=131-/William Morris/Snow Creek]



[SUPER=131-10/Erin Malone/Salem]

[SUPER=131-/Minnie Dooley/Roanoke]