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Good morning, I'm Marya Jones......Last week we warned you that the cold weather was coming - now its here... Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have all the details in your complete forecast, coming up.





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Police say they will probably charge a woman who drove the wrong way on Route 581, injuring a family in a head-on collision.
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It happened after 7 last night.
Police say 60-year-old Carol McKenna got into the northbound lanes of 581 .. heading south .. at Orange Avenue. She drove the wrong way for the better part of a mile before striking a northbound car with two adults and two children inside near Elm Avenue. Rescuers had to pry open the vehicle to get some of the victims out.
39-year-old Anthony Early, his wife, Yvonne, and their two children, ages 7 and 10, were taken to the hospital with critical, but not life-threatening, injuries. The accident blocked two of the three northbound lanes as they approached Elm Avenue .. and backed up traffic in both directions.
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Less than two hours later, another accident blocked off Route 460 east of the city .. near Cloverdale Road.
County police say a van, a pickup truck and a car were involved in this one .. but since vehicles came to rest in both directions of traffic, investigators are still trying to figure out exactly what happened.
Authorities say there were minor injuries.
Traffic was backed up both ways on the busy roadway until the wreckage was cleared away.
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The week ahead will bring important changes for the Henry County school district.
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On Friday, the school board is scheduled to vote on a controversial plan that would reduce the number of county schools from 21 to 17.
The district believes the closing and consolidation of schools will save as much 3-point-4 million dollars next year.
Henry County residents get their chance to present their suggestions tomorrow... three days before decision day.

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((SHARON DODSON/HENRY CO. SUPERINTENDENT: LETS HAVE SOME INPUT. LETS HAVE SOME SUGGESTION BUT WE CAN'T JUST PICK AND CHOOSE THAT DON'T FIT WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF A SUGGESTION. WE GOT TO COME WITH THE GRIPS WITH THE REAL LOSS OF REVENUE THAT WE'RE GOING TO FACE AND THAT WE HAVE TO DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY.))
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The public hearing is scheduled for tomorrow night at seven o'clock in the Henry County administration building.
The room can only accomodate 220 people but the district does plan to set up monitors in the lobby.
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Good morning, I'm Marya Jones... Much-needed rain is just ahead for our region... Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your work-week forecast in just a few moments.






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The week ahead will bring important changes to the Henry County school district.
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On Friday, the school board is scheduled to vote on a controversial plan that would reduce the number of county schools from 21 to 17.
The district believes the closing and consolidation of schools will save as much 3-point-4 million dollars next year.
Henry County residents get their chance to present their suggetions tomorrow, three days before decision day.
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((SHARON DODSON/HENRY CO. SUPERINTENDENT: LETS HAVE SOME INPUT. LETS HAVE SOME SUGGESTION BUT WE CAN'T JUST PICK AND CHOOSE THAT DON'T FIT WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF A SUGGESTION. WE GOT TO COME WITH THE GRIPS WITH THE REAL LOSS OF REVENUE THAT WE'RE GOING TO FACE AND THAT WE HAVE TO DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY.))
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The public hearing is scheduled for tomorrow night at seven o'clock in the Henry County administration building.
The room can only accomodate 220 people but the district does plan to set up monitors in the lobby.
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Voters in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, have decided to take money matters into their own hands - and RAISE their own taxes.
Greenbrier residents overwhelmingly approved a 15 million dollar bond issue on Saturday. The tax increase will pay for a new (RON suh vurt) Ronceverte Elementary School.



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Investigators in Montgomery County may have a breakthrough in a 22 year old missing persons case.
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[TAKE MAP FS] Last week, skeletal remains of a man were discovered off Meadowbrook Road just outside Blacksburg. Sources say investigators suspect the bones are those of a Virginia Tech student reported missing in January of 1979.


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Authorities spent the weekend combing the area for additional evidence-- and are expected to release more information


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A much-anticipated report on Virginia's death penalty will be released today in Richmond.
The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission is the General Assembly's investigative agency.
It has spent the last year studying how capital punishment is administered in the state.
Fairness .. and the role of D-N-A testing .. are among the main issues under review.


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The town of New Castle is grieving over the loss of its mayor.
James Robert Kibler passed away Friday, ending 21 years of service to the town.
Kibler died after battling throat cancer. He was 62.
There are now three council members and a vice-mayor left to govern.
They must appoint a new mayor within 60 days--- he or she will serve until the May elections.


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Good morning, I'm Marya Jones......Only eleven days until the first day of winter - and TODAY it will finally feel like it....Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your forecast right after the news.




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Police say they intend to charge a woman who drove the wrong way on Route 581, injuring a family in a head-on collision.
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It happened after 7 last night.
Police say 60-year-old Carol McKenna got into the northbound lanes of 581 .. heading south .. at Orange Avenue. She drove the wrong way for the better part of a mile before striking a northbound car with two adults and two children inside near Elm Avenue. Rescuers had to pry open the vehicle to get some of the victims out.
39-year-old Anthony Early, his wife, Yvonne, and their two children, ages 7 and 10, were taken to the hospital with critical, but not life-threatening, injuries. The accident blocked two of the three northbound lanes as they approached Elm Avenue .. and backed up traffic in both directions.
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Less than two hours later, another accident tied up Route 460 east of the city .. near Cloverdale Road. County police say a van, a pickup truck and a car were involved in this one .. but since vehicles came to rest in both directions of traffic, investigators are still trying to figure out exactly what happened.
Authorities say there were minor injuries.
Traffic was backed up both ways on the busy roadway until the wreckage was cleared away.
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The sagging economy is a hot topic for today's meeting of the Henry County Board of Supervisors.
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The board plans to review the revenue losses that will result from the V-F Imagewear shutdown next summer.
More than 2-thousand Martinsville and Henry County jobs will be lost if no buyer for the VF Imagewear facilities comes forward.
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A hypothetical snow storm floods the Arctic trapping three American scientists...
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and it's up to these kids and their robots to save them.
That's the assignment from the First Lego League.
60 teams from across Virginia strutted their robot stuff yesterday at Virginia Tech.
The teams get two minutes to save the scientists, three minutes to make a presentation about their robot, and 10 minutes to answer judges' questions.
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((TOMMY FLAHERTY: THIS WAS THREE YEARS AGO. THERE'S SHEBA EXHIBITION AND IT WAS OUT IN THE ARCTIC FOR GLOBAL WARMING. IN THIS SCENARIO, INSTEAD OF A HAPPY ENDING, THERE'S A HUGE ARCTIC STORM.))
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Judges say the true value of the competition is learning about teamwork, and how to perform under pressure.
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[BIRTHDAYS!] 12/11/01
Tuesday:

[SUPER=130-/Zachary Scarburry/Vinton]



[SUPER=130-/Jimmy Southers/Lexington]



[SUPER=130-6/Hunter Allen/Indian Valley]



[SUPER=130-4/Breanna Lockhart/Boones Mill]



[SUPER=130-14/Shawn Scales/Axton]



[SUPER=130-17/Michael Beaudoin/New Castle]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-/Julnette Moon/Roanoke]

[SUPER=131-21/Jim Wilhelm/Roanoke]