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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... it's going to be another beautiful day with temperatures reaching the 80's.

Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have the complete mid-week forecast coming up in just a few minutes.





[7-AM-Orange-Accident]


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Police investigating an accident on Orange Avenue discovered that there was more to the case than first appeared. A man riding his bicycle crashed into the side of car on the road last night-- but
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

police say the 37- year old man stabbed a woman, more than once, in the home they shared on Hanover Avenue before fleeing on his bike. Investigators were at both scenes last night talking to witnesses and collecting evidence.
(QWA-Knee-sha) Qwanesha Morris and Jessica Bonds were on their way to the Roanoke Fair with two young children--- when

the suspect crashed into the side of their car on Orange Avenue around eight thirty.
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((AT FIRST I THOUGHT IT WAS ANOTHER CAR, I DIDN'T KNOW IT WAS A HUMAN BEING, IT HIT SO HARD, WE THOUGHT IT WAS A CAR... THE SEAT BELT CHOKED HER.))
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[OUT Q=choked her.]
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The man and 42- year old woman lived together at the house where the stabbing occurred on Hanover Avenue. Police have NOT released their names-- but say both are in critical condition.
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[7-11Pulaski-Death]


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Memorial services will be held today for the Pulaski County teen who died over the weekend. Friends say that 16-year-old (Gay-lynn) Gaelen Wood was smart, easy to talk to and very involved...
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The 11th grader at Pulaski County High School died Saturday morning from a drug overdose. Counselors were at the school yesterday to help grieving students. Meanwhile, police are charging 31-year-old Edward Lee Carter with murder. Officials say Carter provided the drugs and under Virginia law can be held accountable.
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((G.W. ROCHE; IT'S A VEHICLE FOR HOLDING PEOPLE ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE CONSEQUENCES OF THEIR ACTS IF SOMEONE WANT TO BE INVOLVED IN ILLEGAL BEHAVIOR AND SOMEONE DIES AS A RESULT OF WHAT THEY DO THEN THIS A MEANS TO HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE FOR IT.))
[SUPER=01-G. W. Roche/Pulaski Police Chief;]
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[OUT Q=ACCOUNTABLE FOR IT.]
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Yesterday, Carter was arraigned for distribution of drugs to a minor and 2nd degree felony murder charges. He's being held in the New River Valley jail.
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(Gay-lynn) Gaelen Wood's memorial service is set for today at 3 pm at the First United Methodist Church in Pulaski.

[7-6-Stadium]


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Hidden Valley High School will NOT have a stadium- at least for now....
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

That's the word from Roanoke County schools' superintendent Linda Webber. Some would like to see a football stadium at the site. But when the school board bought the 70- acre site for the school, it said no stadium would be built there because nearby residents were concerned about a lighted field and noise.
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Superintendent Webber said the board made a promise and that there are no plans in the immediate future for a stadium at Hidden Valley high school.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Partly sunny and very pleasant today.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has forecast details, coming up shortly.





[45-11State-revenue]


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More Virginians are getting money back from taxes- and that means that the financial future of Virginia is even worse than expected. Yesterday- Virginia Finance Secretary John Bennett said that revenues are down more than last year.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond/1998]


That's because the state collected less in taxes and issued more income tax refunds.
The revenue shortfall is forcing the state to use its entire financial cushion of 133 million dollars.
Some lawmakers warn there may be more budget cuts in store.
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[OUT Q=ways to enhance our revenue.]
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April revenues alone were down 11-point-one percent from the same month last year.
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[45-11Redistricting]


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The House of Delegate districts will stay as they are until a further decision by the Virginia Supreme Court. Yesterday- the state's highest court issued a stay of a ruling that had ordered new elections be held in redrawn districts.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Week;]


Last week, Republican Attorney General Jerry Kilgore asked the Court for the stay, as well as an expedited appeal.

Both sides in the redistricting controversy are claiming victory.
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[IN Q=I interpret the Supreme Court's decision]

((DELEGATE CHIP WOODRUM: I INTERPRET THE SUPREME COURT'S DECISION AS ONE THAT INDICATES THAT THEY'RE GOING TO GIVE JUDGE PATTISALL'S, THE TRIAL COURT, VERY CAREFUL REVIEW AS OPPOSED TO THE REPRESENTATION OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE WHICH WANTED THEM TO REJECT IT OUT OF HAND. ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY KILGORE: WE FEEL CONFIDENT ABOUT OUR CASE. WE FEEL THAT THE COURT WILL RECOGNIZE THAT THESE DISTRICTS WERE DRAWN IN A MATTER THAN COMPLIES WITH THE CONSTITUTION.))
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The Court is expected to issue a final ruling this fall.
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[45-11Cross-Burning]


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A local cross burning case has made its way to the U-S Supreme Court.
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[SUPER=03-Ft. Payne, AL/June 1997]

It's a century- old practice that is most often associated with racial hatred and attempts to intimidate minorities. In 1999 a Pennsylvania man was convicted of setting fire to a cross at a Carroll County Ku Klux Klan rally. But the Virginia Supreme Court overturned the conviction, declaring the state's ban on cross burning unconstitutional.
The STATE Supreme Court was narrowly divided: four to three.
[SUPER=03-Hillsville/June 1999]

Now Barry Black's case goes to the nation's highest court to determine whether cross burning is a First Amendment issue.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
It promises to be a beautiful, summer-like day.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner joins us with the complete outlook, straight ahead.






[8-11County-Supervisors]


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One local citizens group found a way to work with the local government and get results...
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

The volume of traffic is increasing along Colonial Avenue in Roanoke County. So V-DOT plans to make changes to alleviate congestion. One suggestion was to add three lanes to the current two lane road. But the citizens group, "Colonial Avenue Alliance" believed the plan was flawed and managed to work with V-DOT and Roanoke County to come up with an alternative. Last night, Roanoke County supervisors praised the cooperation.
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((CINDY WEBSTER/CAA SPOKESPERSON; IF A GROUP IS TENACIOUS AND FOLLOWS THROUGH AND DOES THEIR HOMEWORK AND HAS VALID POINTS TO OFFER AND PROVES COST EFFECTIVENESS, IT CAN BE DONE.))
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The group would like to see V-DOT construct two lanes with individual turn lanes to help with congestion.
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[WIPE WIPE][8-11Salem-Council]


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Salem's city council meeting took on a turn of the century look last night.
Council members and guests donned period costumes for the meeting.
It's all part of Salem's 200th birthday celebration.
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[8-11Clower]


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Attorneys for suspended Henry County administrator Sid Clower want his trial moved out of the County.
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Clower is accused of stealing nearly 800 thousand dollars from the Henry County Public Service Authority, then using some of the money to pay child support to a fellow employee.
No word yet on if or where the July trial will be moved.
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[8-11Tobacco-Grants]


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Relief is finally coming to Southside communities trying to recover from closings and layoffs...
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State Officials were in Chatham yesterday to hand over a check for nearly four million dollars in grant money to help fund five economic development projects.
The money comes from Virginia's share of the national tobacco settlement.. which is being used in part to help revitalize areas once dependent on tobacco farming revenue.
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((DAN SLEEPER/PITTSYLVANIA CO. ADMIN.: THE INSTITUTE AND THE REGIONAL PARK AND PART OF THE WORK WE'RE DOING THERE HAS A LOT TO DO WITH TOBACCO. BECAUSE EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT TOBACCO AS IF IT'S LEFT TOWN AND IT'S GONE AND IT REALLY HASN'T SO WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO IS TRY AND FIND NEW WAYS AND KEEP IT A VIABLE PARTNER IN OUR AGRI-BUSINESS CULTURE.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT] ((SEN. CHARLES HAWKINS/R-CHATHAM: VIRGINIA IS THE ONLY STATE THAT IS ALLOWING OUR COMMUNITIES TO HAVE ACCESS TO THIS TYPE OF MONEY. IF YOU LOOK AROUND US, THE REST OF THE STATES HAVE TAKEN THEIR TOBACCO MONIES AND PRETTY MUCH BALANCED THE BUDGET WITH IT IT.))
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The money will help build industrial parks in Gretna and Hurt and a new cyber-park in Danville.
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