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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... it's going to be another cold day...
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will tell us if things are going to warm up this week, the forecast, in just a few minutes.




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Roanoke City Council approves plans for a new Victory Stadium in Roanoke.
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Plans call for the new stadium and amphitheater to be built adjacent to the Roanoke Civic Center. But to proceed with the project, zoning at the proposed site needed to be changed. Last night, Roanoke City council voted on the issue.
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At first, Mayor Ralph Smith thought the measure passed, but learned it actually failed because five yes votes were needed, leaving the costly project hanging in the balance. After a brief recess and some negotiation, another vote was taken, and the measure passed unanimously.
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[SUPER=02-Alvin Hudson/Roanoke City Council Member; :00]
[SUPER=02-Ralph Smith/Roanoke Mayor; :12]
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[OUT Q=I vote aye.]
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All of the council members who spoke at last night's council meeting said they were in favor of the new stadium and amphitheater... some members, however, want a detailed traffic study conducted BEFORE construction begins.
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[7-5-City-Council]


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The sidewalks downtown on the market are going to be filled with even more people. Roanoke City Council has passed an ordinance that allows restaurants on the square to set up tables and chairs on the city sidewalks for outside diners. Owners can now apply for permits for the setup that would block off some streets from 6-30 P-M to 3-30 A-M. But- not all the business owners downtown are happy with the results.
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The owners of Tavern on the Market say the streets around market square need to be closed permanently throughout the summer months.
They say putting up and tearing down tables every night so that traffic can pass through isn't feasible.
They are willing to compromise -- they recommend closing the streets four days a week.
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[IN Q=All the big]

((RODGER LAMM/TAVERN ON THE MARKET OWNER: ALL THE BIG CITIES HAVE ROADS CLOSED, AND THEY BRICK THE ROADS AND THIS RIGHT HERE WOULD BE A PERFECT AREA BOTH SIDES OF THE MARKET STREET BUILDING. FROM THE HOTEL ROANOKE, THEY'D WALK RIGHT INTO IT. THEY COULD DO THE SAME WITH MARKET STREET DOWN THE ROAD.))
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Tavern on the Market owners plan to approach city council about their idea next year.
Meanwhile, many market square visitors say any new attraction to downtown will boost the quality of the night life.
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[7-11Pepsi]


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New jobs could be coming to Southwest Virginia. Pepsi is considering developing a plant in the Wytheville area. Officials say it would create 235-jobs and mean a 65-million dollar investment in buildings and equipment. Both Wytheville Town Council and the Wythe County Board of Supervisors are taking steps to help ease the purchase of land for the deal. A final decision from Pepsi is expected at the end of the month or early June.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
A little warmer today, but more typical spring-time temperatures won't arrive until later this week.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, coming up.





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A court date has been set for the 19- year old charged with killing a Martinsville high school athlete.
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Curtis Orlando Robertson, Junior told a judge yesterday that wants to hire his own attorney. A June 10th arraignment date has now been set.
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Robertson is accused in a fatal drive-by shooting that left 19- year old Delvin Hairston dead with a single gunshot wound to the chest. Robertson turned himself in to authorities on Sunday. Another suspect- a 17- year old was arrested on Thursday at his home in Axton. He is scheduled to be arraigned later today. Both teenagers face first degree murder charges.
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[45-11Post-Office]


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A weekend fire couldn't stop the postal service from making their rounds..
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It was almost business as usual for employees at Rocky Mount's Post Office ... as they dusted off the soot from Saturday night's electrical fire.
They spent all Sunday working to get the post office opened on time.
Only 100 pieces of mail were destroyed.
Several hundred letters with smoke and water damage are STILL being delivered.
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((ED SCHABEN/USPS: MOST OF THE DAMAGE WAS SMOKE DAMAGE. WE HAD A LITTLE MAIL THAT WAS BURNED ... MOSTLY 2ND CLASS... A LOT LESS THAN WE THOUGHT.))
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Employees believe the fire started in an electrical outlet.
Because the fire was caught quickly, the post office needs only a few repairs, including some electrical work and a new coat of paint.
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[45-11D-Day]


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A local group was honored by Roanoke City Council for its contribution to the D-Day Memorial in Bedford...
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The Roanoke Valley War Memorial Committee donated half of its yearly intake -- 5 thousand dollars -- to the memorial foundation.
D-Day officials say its a much needed contribution.
Six months after it was announced the D-Day Memorial Foundation was five million dollars in debt.
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((WILLIAM MCINTOSH/NATIONAL D-DAY MEMORIAL FOUNDATION: WOULD LIKE TO ASSURE YOU, WE'LL HONOR THAT GIFT....HEALTHY ORGANIZATION.))
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Council also memorialized Donald McArthur Young, the Roanoke native who lost his life at the Pentagon during the September 11th attacks.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Don't expect temperatures to get past 60 today.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the forecast, straight ahead.






[8-11Inge]


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Funeral services will be held tomorrow for Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Deputy Frankie Betterton. The man charged with the shooting death was arraigned in court yesterday- and told the judge that he is trying to hire his own attorney.
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23-year old Roy Thomas Inge made a brief court appearance yesterday morning, three days after he allegedly gunned down deputy Frankie Betterton.
Betterton died during a traffic stop on Route 58 west of Danville Friday afternoon. State police have not released any information about the crime.
Inge told a judge that his family is trying to find a lawyer to take his case. He remains held without bond in the Danville city jail.
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States that keep sex offender registers will be paying close attention to a case coming before the U-S Supreme Court.

The justices will hear a challenge to Connecticut's registry which is very similar to Virginia's system.
All states require some kind of list of sex criminals... Some are based on an evaluation of whether the offender is likely to repeat.
But in Connecticut, the notification is based on the person's record.
The question is whether it violates the constitutional rights of past offenders by putting their names on the list without giving them a chance to show they're no longer a danger to society.

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The story of one woman's "long way home" will be told this summer.
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The historical outdoor drama starts a four-week run on July 12th.
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For the first time in 30-years it will be INDOORS and free of admission.
The Radford High School stage will host the play. The Long Way Home closed for two seasons because of outdated facilities and a fire last summer.
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((GAIL COLLINS/LONG WAY HOME BOARD CHAIRMAN; THE COMMUNITY HAS BEEN SO GRACIOUS OVER THE LAST 30 YEARS WITH THE LONG WAY HOME ITS HAD ITS UPS AND ITS DOWNS WE RE-ESTABLISHED WE HAVE A WHOLE NEW BOARD THERE ARE NINE OF US AND WE HAVE A LOT OF PLANS AND GOALS FOR THE LONG WAY HOME.))
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One goal is to build a new amphitheater for the drama. The Long Way Home tells the story of Mary Draper Ingles, a frontierwoman who made her way back to the New River Valley after being captured by Indians.
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