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A massive blaze in downtown Grundy last night. According to T-V station- W-J-H-L's website- the fire broke out around 5:45 yesterday evening . The flames engulfed three buildings downtown. There are no reports of injuries. The cause of the fire was is not known at this time.



[7-11FEMA-Tornado]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Residents hit hard by storms in central Virginia will be getting some relief..
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[SUPER=03-Campbell Co./April 28]


More than two weeks after a tornado cut a path of destruction in Bedford and Campbell counties, those localities have been added to FEMA's disaster list.
The declaration will help provide businesses with low-interest loans to rebuild and residents can qualify for federal grants to make up for losses that were NOT covered by insurance.
Authorities say it's important that affected residents call FEMA at 1-800-621-FEMA to pre-register for assistance.
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[7-11Hidden-Valley]


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A false bomb threat at a local junior high school. Roanoke County police say the student told a classmate that he had brought an explosive to school- and now he could face criminal charges.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


One-thousand students at Hidden Valley Junior High were evacuated at about two o-clock yesterday afternoon while state police searched the building.
Roanoke County investigators say the boy had a device that APPEARED to be a fake grenade.
State police are X-raying the item to figure out whether it's real.
The school says it will take disciplinary action against the student.
Roanoke County police say they will probably seek criminal charges.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The school sent a note home with children describing the incident as a "false alert."
Principal B-J Brewer commended students and staff for their quick response to the situation.

[7-11Mega-millions]


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Lottery officials hope that Virginians will try to cash in on a new lottery game.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co.]


Mega Millions was unveiled yesterday by Virginia Lottery officials.
It will replace the Big Game.
True to its name, Mega Millions is expected to generate the largest jackpots ever.
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[SOT 00:03:29]
[IN Q=we think that Mega Millions]
[SUPER=01-Penny Kyle/Virginia Lottery Director]
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[OUT Q=played by more people.]
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Tickets for Mega Millions went on sale yesterday.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Lots of sunshine and milder temperatures are ahead for this Thursday.
Patrick Evans has the full forecast, coming up.





[45-11VDOT]


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A huge shortfall in the state budget is affecting local road construction projects. More than 170 projects will be dropped from the six-year plan- equaling almost 3-billion dollars worth of construction.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


The Virginia Department of Transportation plans to cut 20 projects in the Salem District, including improvements to Interstate 81 between Salem and I-581.
Other projects on the list include work on Route 221 in Bedford County, Route 220 North of Eagle Rock, Route 100 in Giles County, and Route 114 near the Radford Arsenal.
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[IN Q=So the Governor has said]

((DAVE NUTTER/(R)CHRISTIANSBURG: THE GOVERNOR HAS SAID IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WE WANT TO BE ONE VIRGINIA ONE FUTURE IS HIS GOAL. THEN WE HAVE TO LOOK AT ENHANCING THE TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE IN WESTERN VIRGINIA IN ORDER TO HELP BRING THE ECONOMY FORWARD.)) ((FRED ALTIZER/VDOT DISTRICT MANAGER: WE HAD TO REALLY PRIORITIZE AND LOOK AT THE AMOUNT OF RESOURCES WE HAD AVAILABLE. AND WE HAD TO MEET THOSE GOALS AND SOME PROJECTS JUST HAD TO BE DROPPED.))
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[SUPER=01-Fred Altizer/VDOT District Manager; :14]
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[OUT Q=just had to be dropped.]
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The Commonwealth Transportation Board is expected to approve a tentative six- year plan, but officials will hold public hearings in June before finalizing the cuts.
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[45-11Warner-VMI]


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A historic school was the site for Governor Mark Warner as he honored a select group of Civil War legends.
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[VO-NAT - :24]
[SUPER=03-Lexington;]

Of the nearly 250 teenagers at V-M-I who marched to New Market to aid in the battle against advancing Union troops, 10 cadets were killed and 47 were wounded. Yesterday, the school remembered the dead, on the anniversary of the 1864 battle. As V-M-I prepares to graduate some cadets into the armed forces, leaders say today's cadets can look back at the heroism their brothers showed 138-years ago.
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[IN Q=the volunteer]

((GOV. MARK WARNER; THE VOLUNTEER PATRIOT SOLDIER IS AS GENERAL JACKSON SAID IS THE BEST BULWARK IN TERMS OF PROTECTING DEMOCRACY AND THE BEST SOLDIER THE WORLD WILL EVER PRODUCE. AND YOU ARE LOOKING AT SOME OF THE BEST SOLDIERS THAT OUR COUNTRY AND THE WORLD WILL PRODUCE RIGHT HERE.)) ((MAJ. GEN. JOSIAH BUNTING/VMI SUPERINTENDENT; THERE IS TRULY SOMETHING TO BE SAID FOR REMEMBERING IN A CEREMONIAL WAY AND BEING MOVED EMOTIONALLY BY THAT MEMORY. IT'S VERY GOOD THAT WE PAUSE FROM TIME TO TIME AND REMEMBER THINGS LIKE THIS, AND BE INSPIRED BY THEM.))
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[SUPER=01-Josiah Bunting/VMI Superintendent; 17]
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[OUT Q=like this, and be inspired by them.]
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The ceremony included a roll call of the ten cadets, and the placing of a wreath at a statue commemorating the dead.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
You'll want to enjoy today's mild weather, because it won't last long.
Patrick Evans has our cool, seven- day forecast, coming up.





[8-11Trigon]


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Trigon say's there is no deal with Carilion. The two cannot agree on a price for health care services.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


Carilion offered Trigon a 20 percent discount on health care services.
Trigon wants 27 percent.
The two have made compromises on many things... but Trigon says it's still overpaying for Carilion services.
Carilion still wants to talk.
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[tc:16:47 BETA TAPE] ((BROOKE TAYLOR: WE'RE ALREADY... ON THEIR BEHALF.))
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[butt butt butt butt] [tc:01:17:58] ((DON LORTON/CARILION CFO: THEIR ANALYSTS CALLED ME THIS MORNING... OF NEGOTIATIONS.))
[SUPER=01-Brooke Taylor/Corporate Communications Vice-President; :00]
[SUPER=01-Don Lorton/Carilion CFO; :10]
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[OUT Q=of negotiations.]
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The current contract between Trigon and Carilion expires in December. After that, Carilion services will be out of network for Trigon customers.

[8-11Antiques-Bust]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The owner of a local antique shop has admitted that he's a crack dealer. There was a drug bust at George's Place on Williamson Road in Roanoke a few months ago- and now the owner has agreed to hand over everything in the store to the government.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/January]


54-year old George Spence was busted in January, the day the D-E-A raided the place.
He was indicted for conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine.
His case WAS set for trial yesterday.
Rather than face a jury on ten counts of distribution, Spence pled guilty yesterday afternoon to conspiracy and possession of a firearm.
The government estimates Spence was responsible for selling between 50 and 150 grams of crack.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


"I know I'm guilty," Spence told the judge. "I've got to face it."
Spence faces a minimum mandatory sentence of 15 years in prison.

[8-VOB-Star-Wars]


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The force is back, and the wait is over for Star Wars fans.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;]

At midnight-- Episode Two, Attack of the Clones hit the silver screen. At the Valley View Grande in Roanoke, fans began arriving early to claim a seat and to take in the atmosphere.
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[sot 00:05:39]
[SUPER=01-Gary Harras/Star Wars Fan;]

((IT SHOWS FAN APPRECIATION, LIKE I SAID, GEORGE LUCAS WAS A FATHER TO ME GROWING UP, EVEN THOUGH I NEVER MET HIM, I'VE BEEN TO EVER PREMIER AND IT'S MORE FUN IF YOU DRESS UP, IT'S LIKE GOING TO A PARTY, INSTEAD OF GOING TO A MOVIE.))
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[OUT Q= TO A MOVIE.]
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[VO-NAT]

For other fans-- watching Star Wars is like taking a trip back in time. Many who showed up last night-- remembered watching the original Star Wars movie, as a child.
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