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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
The unseasonably warm temperatures are gone - and the cooler ones are here.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your forecast in just a few moments.





[7-81-Ax]


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[GRAPHIC=81 Accident]


State police say a tractor trailer has overturned on Interstate 81, just south of Ironto, in Montgomery County.
Authorities say two of the three southbound lanes are open in the area near mile marker 127.
Officials say fuel is spilling out of the truck.
No word on exactly what the truck is hauling.
To avoid traffic tie-ups, State Police suggest you exit at mile marker 132 which is the Dixie Caverns exit. Then continue on Route 11 and 460 westbound to Christiansburg. You will be able to get back on Interstate 81 at exit 118.

[7-11460-Ax]


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Traffic on Route 460 in Bedford County is still being held up this morning after an accident last night--
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Traffic was brought to a halt in the west bound lane after a car and EMPTY tanker truck collided over Goose Creek --
The collision left the back end of the tanker perched on the edge of the bridge by its back tires. When Montvale firefighters first arrived they say the mood was intense-- At least one passenger was trapped in the car-- and they didn't know if the tanker was full or whether it would flip.

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One passenger in the car was flown by Lifeguard ten after being cut from the vehicle. State police say she's 21-year old Josanne Elizabeth Flynn of Thaxton. Two or three others involved in the accident were also taken to Roanoke Memorial. V-DOT was called to inspect the bridge... Meanwhile, west bound traffic was being re-routed.
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[7-11Danville-Murder]


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Investigators are still looking for leads in a case that appears to be a murder in Danville. The father of 34-year old Timothy Ferguson found his son's body in his home on Moorefield Drive around eight Sunday night.
Ferguson had suffered serious head injuries, but authorities aren't sure whether the injuries are what caused his death.
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[TAKE DESCRIPTION FS]
Danville police are also looking for his car.. it's a purple 1994 Ford Taurus with Virginia tags Y-T-M 1-4-7-6.
Anyone with information can contact Danville police.
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[WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
A pleasant day is expected for the region, but it'll be much cooler than yesterday.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will be along with your forecast in just a few minutes.





[45-81-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=kmc]
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[GRAPHIC=81 Accident]


State police say a tractor trailer has overturned on Interstate 81 in Montgomery County, just south of Ironto.
Authorities say two of the three southbound lanes are open in the area near mile marker 127.
Officials say fuel is spilling out of the truck.
No word on exactly what the truck is hauling.
To avoid traffic tie-ups, State Police suggest you exit at mile marker 132 which is the Dixie Caverns exit. Then continue on Route 11 and 460 westbound to Christiansburg.
You will be able to get back on Interstate 81 at exit 118.

[45-11460-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=tha]
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[GRAPHIC=Accident]

Authorities say one lane of west bound traffic has re-opened along a portion of Route 460- in Bedford County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]

Traffic was brought to a halt in the west bound lane after a car and EMPTY tanker truck collided over Goose Creek --
The collision left the back end of the tanker perched on the edge of the bridge by its back tires. When Montvale firefighters first arrived, they say the mood was intense. At least one passenger was trapped in the car-- and they didn't know if the tanker was full, or whether it would flip.

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[VO-NAT]

One passenger in the car was flown by Lifeguard ten after being cut from the vehicle. State police say she's 21-year old Josanne Elizabeth Flynn of Thaxton. Two or three others involved in the accident were also taken to Roanoke Memorial. V-DOT was called to inspect the bridge... Meanwhile, west bound traffic was re-routed.
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[45-11Virgilina]


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A victory for a community in Halifax County - Virgilina Elementary School will stay open.
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[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;]


The Halifax County School Board voted last night- it was a tie of four to four-
That means the motion goes down to defeat- and the school will stay open.
The school is more than one hundred years old.
Residents call it a landmark and many spoke out to keep the school open.
The county wanted to close the school, because enrollment is down- and the building needs renovation.
Last night, Virgilina's mayor said he's ecstatic- and called the decision to keep Virgilina elementary open... "a victory for the community."
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=kor]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......The temperatures have cooled down, but sunny skies are on the way. Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your local forecast coming up in just a few moments.





[8-81-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=81 Accident]


State police say a tractor trailer has overturned on Interstate 81 in Montgomery County, just south of Ironto.
Authorities say two of the three southbound lanes are open in the area near mile marker 127.
Officials say fuel is spilling out of the truck.
No word on exactly what the truck is hauling.
To avoid traffic tie-ups, State Police suggest you exit at mile marker 132 which is the Dixie Caverns exit. Then continue on Route 11 and 460 westbound to Christiansburg. You will be able to get back on Interstate 81 at exit 1

18.[8-11Moneta-Fire]


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A firefighter has faced his WORST enemy in his own home -- a blaze destroyed it over the weekend.
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[SUPER=03-Moneta;]


Howard Arthur, who founded Moneta's volunteer fire department in the 1950's, was away from his home when it caught fire.
Arthur said he was numb from the event.
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Six different fire units responded - the fire burned more than eight hours.
Firefighters were called back to the scene yesterday morning when flames re-ignighted.
Five firefighters were taken to Bedford Memorial yesterday suffering smoke inhalation.
All were treated and released.
It's believed the fire started in the flue of a wood burning-stove, but is still under investigation.
The home had been in Arthur's family since 1938.
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[8-Sharov]


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Blacksburg Police says several leads have developed in the most recent disappearance of a 24-year old man.
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Authorities have been looking for Mikhail Sharov (Sha-rove) since December 29th. Officials say the information they've gathered so far does NOT indicate any foul play. Sharov was last seen leaving Blacksburg for Fort Bragg North Carolina. He never arrived for military duty and is now officially listed as AWOL.
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In August of 2000, police were also looking for Sharov. He was reported missing and then found safe at Roanoke Regional Airport after hiking there from Blacksburg. Sharov is a white male, 6-feet tall, 160-pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.
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[BIRTHDAYS!] 1/16/02
Wednesday:
Twins!
[SUPER=130-14/Amanda & Dwayne Rigney/Callands]



[SUPER=130-18/David Robinette/Statesville NC]



[SUPER=130-4/Sidney Coulson/Bassett]



[SUPER=130-10/Sarah Puckett/Bassett]


Wow! Anniversary!
[SUPER=130-70th/Mr. & Mrs. Larry Martin Sr./Martinsville]



[SUPER=130-10/Hannah Osborne/Galax]



[SUPER=130-/Michelle Watson/Roanoke]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-17/Ashley Matherly/Snow Creek]



[SUPER=131-/Alice Lawrence/Snow Creek]



[SUPER=131-.Ashlee Washburn/Snow Creek]



[SUPER=131-/Alfred Meador/Roanoke]



[SUPER=131-51st/Larry Moore/Rocky Mount]



[SUPER=131-/Vickie Briggs/Salem]



[SUPER=131-/Fryda Powel/Roanoke] pronounced "Free-da"



[SUPER=131-11/Katherine Mau/Roanoke] last name pronounced "Mo"