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It's election day around the viewing area... The polls will stay open until 7 PM.
Identification is required at the polls.
You can present your voter card, or some other form of identification OR you have the option to sign your name on a form affirming who you are.
News 7 will be counting up the votes in all contested races tonight and we'll carry complete returns on News 7 at 11.
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[Take Election Web Page FS]
And for the latest vote at any time, updated throughout the evening, just go to our web page at WDBJ7-dot-com.
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[7-11Suspicious-Death]


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Police are looking into what they say is the suspicious death of Roanoke woman.. Authorities discovered the body of 82-year old Edna Dooley inside her home early Friday. Police were answering a domestic call. When officers got there, they say Dooley's son and daughter were involved in a fight. The death is being treated as a homicide-- but police are still waiting for lab results.

[7-11Henry-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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A suspect is in police custody for the murder of a Henry County man. Clifford Daniel Jamison (JAME-ih-son) was found lying outside a home on New Hope Drive in Bassett Saturday morning. The 48-year old had apparently been shot. Yesterday morning, 20-year old Frank Tyrone Ziglar turned himself over to Henry County authorities. He's being held with no bond on charges including first degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

[7-11Flooding]


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Inspecting flood ravaged areas in southwest Virginia was first on the agenda for Governor Warner and Senator Allen yesterday.
The two started their day looking at areas that have been declared a federal disaster area.
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[SUPER=03-Tazewell;]

The two got a first hand look at Buchanan and Tazewell County earlier yesterday.
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The regions are the hardest hit in Virginia by last week's flash flooding. Allen and Warner talked with flood victims and National Guard troops in the town of Hurley. It's where two people died.
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((GOV. MARK WARNER/(D) VIRGINIA; MANY MANY HOMES AND BUSINESSES WERE UTTERLY DESTROYED BUT WHAT WE SAW THERE WAS A GREAT COMMUNITY SPIRIT THERE WASN'T A PERSON WE TALKED TO THAT DIDN'T HAVE A STORY ABOUT A FRIEND OR NEIGHBOR OR SOMEBODY THAT CAME IN TO HELP.)) ((SEN. GEORGE ALLEN/(R) VIRGINIA; PEOPLE FEEL FORTUNATE THAT THE FLOOD HIT DURING THE DAY AS OPPOSED TO NIGHT THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN MANY MORE LOSS OF LIFE HAD IT HIT AT NIGHT, IT WAS VERY RAPID FAST.))
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Senator Allen says the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Small Business Administration will be in the region today.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Meanwhile, a Roanoke Valley group is collecting bottled water to send to Buchanan County.
The Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project will be collecting bottled drinking water and liqud bleach at the Higher Education Center tomorrow from 10 a-m to 2 p-m.


[45-Elections-Web]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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It's time for voters to head to the polls again..... The polls are open, and will remain open until 7 PM.
Identification is required at the polls today. You can present your voter card, or some other form of identification OR you have the option to sign your name on a form affirming who you are.
News 7 will be counting up the votes in all contested races tonight and we'll carry complete returns on News 7 at 11.
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[Take Election Web Page FS]
And for the latest vote at any time, updated throughout the evening, just go to our web page at WDBJ7-dot-com.
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[45-11Suspicious-Death]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly ]
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[WRITER=tha]
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The death of a Roanoke woman has left authorities treating it as a crime. Police discovered the body of 82-year old Edna Dooley inside her home early Friday. They were answering a domestic call. When officers arrived, they say Dooley's son and daughter were involved in a fight. The death is being treated as a homicide-- but police are still waiting for the lab results.

[45-11Workman]


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The federal agent accused of killing a Roanoke man at a local restaurant has been indicted by a grand jury.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/February 23; ]

A week has been aside in September for the trial of Timothy Workman-- who made a brief court appearance in Roanoke General District court earlier this year. The off duty D-E-A agent is accused of shooting Keith Bailey three times in the chest after a scuffle in a restaurant parking lot in February. Workman has previously pled NOT guilty to the murder and weapons charges returned yesterday.
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[45-11Tourism]


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It's national Tourism Week, and the Arts Council of the Blue Ridge is encouraging travelers to shop until they drop at the local malls.
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More specifically, Valley View Mall.
The two have partnered to promote site seeing in South West Virginia. Right now, tourism generates more than 300 million dollars and supports six thousand jobs in our area.
By advertising at the Mall what there is to do in Roanoke, the Arts Council hopes people will stay longer and spend more, especially in light of the state's budget cuts.
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((BARBARA SACCO/FAISON PROPERTIES MARKETING DIRECTOR; ONE THING OBVIOUS TO US WHEN PEOPLE WERE PANICKING AND NOT KNOWING WHERE THE MONEY WAS COMING FROM, WAS TO SUPPORT THE ARTS.))
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"Leonard Bear-stein" (bear steen) and his orchestra have added a summer appearance at the mall in an effort to spark up musical interest in children.
Leonard himself will be making appearances in local schools to promote the arts.
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[8-Elections-Web]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2002]

Today is election day around the region... The polls opened at 6 AM and will remain open until 7 PM.
Identification is required at the polls. You can present your voter card, or some other form of identification OR you have the option to sign your name on a form affirming who you are.
News 7 will be counting up the votes in all contested races tonight and we'll carry complete returns on News 7 at 11.
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[Take Election Web Page FS]
And for the latest vote at any time, updated throughout the evening, just go to our web page at WDBJ7-dot-com.
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[8-11Henry-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=syo]
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[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]

A man has come forward in the murder of a Henry County man. Clifford Daniel Jamison (JAME-ih-son) was found lying outside a home on New Hope Drive inBassett Saturday morning. The 48-year old had apparently been shot. Yesterday morning, 20-year old Frank Tyrone Ziglar turned himself over to Henry County authorities. He's being held with no bond on charges including first degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

[8-11Fitzgerald]


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A month after being set free on a technicality -- A Franklin County man AGAIN faces charges of murder and drunk driving stemming from a deadly accident.
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A grand jury indicted William Fitzgerald on charges of SECOND degree murder and driving under the influence.
Last month, a judge threw out those charges because of a clerical error.
But prosecutors say that's now been corrected.
Last November, Fitzgerald struck Ellen Marie Shenker head on ... killing her and injuring her son, Tommy.
The accident happened just 7 hours after Fitzgerlad had been released from jail on a D-U-I.
Prosecutors say Fitzgerald was impaired by alcohol and prescription drugs.
His attorneys have said he passed out a the wheel because he was improperly medicated.
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[8-11-81-Widening]


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V-Dot says STAR Solutions may be the company to head up the project to widen Interstate 81-- because no other companies have bid on the project.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/January]


Officials say STAR Solutions submitted the only bid to widen all 325 miles of I-81 in Virginia to at least four lanes in each direction.
STAR's plan would restrict tractor trailers to some lanes, and would finish the project in 15 years.
The company would fund the project partly through tolls on big rigs, a move the trucking industry says will force some companies out of business and push trucks to use smaller roads. (-------------)