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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... it is going to be a pleasant afternoon with the possibility of some afternoon showers-
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete forecast in just a few minutes.





[7-11Tire-Fire]


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Police have charged a 14-year-old boy with setting the tire dump fire.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./March;]


Police say he confessed to setting it with a lighter.
It started on March 23rd -- along a road that borders the tire dump.
It spread to one-thousand acres of brush and more than 2-million tires.
Police say a brush fire set nearby three weeks LATER led them to the boy.
Someone spotted a group of kids running away from THAT fire ... and among them, investigators found their suspect.

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[IN Q=It's reassuring]

((ELMER HODGE/COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: IT'S REASSURING TO ME. I HOPE IT'S REASSURING TO THE PUBLIC THAT WE AGGRESSIVELY PURSUED THE FIRE AND THAT WE WERE ABLE TO APPREHEND A PERSON.))
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[OUT Q=apprehend a person.]
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The tire fire has cost 3-MILLION in federal, state and local dollars.
The boy is charged with intentionally setting brush on fire -- a MISDEMEANOR, punishable by up to a year in jail and a fine of 25-hundred dollars.
Prosecutors say he COULD be held liable for the cost of fighting the fire, though they say it's unlikely that any money will be recovered.
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[7-6-Whitney-Fire]


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Investigators have determined that a child playing with candles ignited the duplex fire on Memorial Day.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Monday]


Officials say the fire broke out in the living room of the Whitney Avenue apartment building.
That's where the seven-year old boy was playing.
Nobody was hurt in the blaze.
It did force five people to relocate and caused over 100 thousand dollars worth of damage.
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[7-11Pulaski-Death]


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Friends and family remembered 16-year-old (Gay-lynn) Gaelen Wood in Pulaski...
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[SUPER=03-Pulaski;]

Yesterday afternoon hundreds filled the First United Methodist Church for a memorial service. Police say the 11th grader died from a cocaine overdose early Saturday morning. Her mother says she was depressed. At yesterday's service, Gaelen's friends spoke and sang in her honor.
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[SOT 6:42:25]
[IN Q=my family]

((PAMLA WOOD/GAELEN'S AUNT; MY FAMILY IS DEVASTATED BY OUR LOSS THROUGH THE GRACE OF FAMILY FRIENDS AND EACH OTHER WE WILL MOVE FORWARD ALWAYS HURTING BUT NEVER FORGETTING OUT LOVE FOR GAELEN AS WELL AS HER LOVE FOR US ALL.))
[SUPER=01-Pamla Wood/Gaelen's Aunt;]
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[OUT Q=LOVE FOR US ALL.]
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[VO-NAT]

Police are charging 31-year-old Edward Lee Carter with 2nd degree felony murder for Gaelen's death. They believe he sold her the drugs.
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[7-11Carilion]


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An agreement has finally been reached between Trigon and Carilion after months of negotiations...
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


That means 120 thousand Southwest Virginians will remain "in-network" at Carilion.
Trigon wanted a bigger discount on health care services than any of Carilion's other insurance partners.
But according to Carilion, all partners are now on a level playing field.
The new deal will last until September of 2007.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Expect another gorgeous day around the region, with highs reaching the 80s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner is up next with the forecast.





[45-11Gray]


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Last summer a young man- not quite 18 at the time- chased down another man in Roanoke and shot him...
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Yesterday, Jamar Anthony Gray was still not ready to admit that. He did not contest the charges, though. The prosecutor said evidence indicated the handgun was held sideways when Ryan Fischer was shot in the back of the neck.
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[IN Q=MANY OF OUR YOUTHFUL]

((BETTY JO ANTHONY/CHIEF ASSISTANT COMMONWEATH'S ATTORNEY; MANY OF OUR YOUTHFUL DEFENDANTS SEE THAT ON TV AND THINK IT'S THE COOL WAY TO SHOOT. SO THEY LIKE TO TURN THEIR WEAPONS SIDEWAYS.))
[SUPER=01-Betty Jo Anthony/Chief Assistant Commonweath's Attorney]
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The prosecution says it was a drug deal gone bad. Gray was sentenced to serve 23 years in prison for murder and use of a firearm in the commission of murder.
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[45-11Powers]


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A former head coach to the Franklin County High School cheerleaders was acquitted yesterday of embezzlement.
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[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount/Thursday]


Jacqueline Powers had been accused of stealing 22-hundred dollars from her squad.
At the end of a three day trial, a judge in Rocky Mount cleared her on all counts.
Powers coached the Eagles' cheerleaders from 1991 to 2000.
A financial audit in 1999 determined some of the squad's money for new uniforms was missing.
But yesterday the judge said prosecutors failed to prove that Powers was the one who took it.
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[45-6-Black-Angus]


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Police arrested only a few people at last week's bust of the Black Angus Businessman's Club...
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/May 23]

However, the return of the search warrant indicates police seized marijuana, syringes, smoking devices, drug paraphernalia and unknown pills, along with numerous containers of assorted alcoholic beverages. Police were LOOKING for evidence of ABC violations, drug trafficking and nude dancing. The club's owner denies the club sells drugs or alcohol and says the dancers are "independent contractors" and that it's up to each girl to decide what they want to do.
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[45-Rke-Divorce]


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The latest census data reveals that Roanoke leads the state in divorces. Based on Census data for 2000-- 14 percent of Roanokers are divorced. Back in 19-90- Roanoke also ranked at the top-- with 11-point-one percent of residents being divorced. One social worker said divorced people might flock to Roanoke because of the city's affordable housing.


[45-11Engine-Pull]


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Local EMS departments normally pull together in emergencies- but this summer their mission will be to be raise money.


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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


On June 29th, police, fire and EMS departments will compete in a Fire Truck Pull.... they'll battle to move a 40-thousand pound fire truck in the shortest amount of time.
After the Truck pull...a 5-K Police Pursuit will take place on a closed road course.
The five kilometer run is open to all runners.
Both events will be held at Green Hill Park in Roanoke County.
All proceeds benefit Special Olympics.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Sunny skies rule the region again today.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the 7- day outlook, straight ahead.





[8-11Franklin-Library]


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Book lovers in Franklin County will soon have a new place to call home...
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[VO-NAT video from 02-11 TC1:31:22]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount/File Tape;]


Fraklin County supervisors voted last night to buy the old Peebles department store building in Rocky Mount.
They've set aside one and a half MILLION dollars.
The town of Rocky Mount has pledged up to 500-thousand.
That will allow renovation of about 70 percent of the Peebles building ... and they'll do the rest later.
The present library is overcrowded.
Supervisors and town council agree that the Peebles building appears to be the best option for the money available.
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[8-Henry-Schools]


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Without a school consolidation plan- the Henry County School Board had to do something to make their budget figures add up...
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[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]

Last night- the School Board voted to eliminate more than two dozen positions, reduce spending and implement new fees to make up for a one-point- six million dollar shortfall.
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[IN Q=This has been a very tough decision]

((KATHRYN WICKLINE/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: THIS HAS BEEN A VERY TOUGH DECISION TO HAVE TO MAKE TODAY AND I FEEL IF WE COULD HAVE BEEN ALLOWED TO MOVE AHEAD WITH THE RECONFIGURATION OF SCHOOLS THIS YEAR, WE COULD HAVE BEEN WAY AHEAD OF THE GAME.))
[SUPER=01-Kathryn Wickline/School Board Chairman;]
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[OUT Q=could have been way ahead of the game.]
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Officials eliminated positions for 12 custodians, 9 teachers, 2 guidance counselors, 2 clerical positions, and the public information office. In addition- the Henry County School Board also voted to move the Community Learning Center and the Adult Program to save rent money, reduce field trips, and the use of substitute teachers. The County will also implement a driver's education fee, reduce the purchase of library supplies and instructional materials. Plus- they plan to cut expenses for technology, travel, capital outlay, and postage. Depsite all the budget cuts- the School Board DID approve a one-percent increase for designated employees.
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[8-11Tire-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The mystery of the tire dump fire has finally been solved and police have charged a 14-year-old boy with starting the blaze.
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[VO-NAT]


Police say he confessed to setting it with a lighter.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./March;]


It started on March 23rd -- along a road that borders the tire dump.
It spread to one-thousand acres of brush and more than 2-million tires.
Police say a brush fire set nearby three weeks LATER led them to the boy.
Someone spotted a group of kids running away from THAT fire ... and among them, investigators found their suspect.

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[SOT 18:29 - :37]
[IN Q=It's reassuring]

((ELMER HODGE/COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: IT'S REASSURING TO ME. I HOPE IT'S REASSURING TO THE PUBLIC THAT WE AGGRESSIVELY PURSUED THE FIRE AND THAT WE WERE ABLE TO APPREHEND A PERSON.))
[SUPER=@Hodge;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=apprehend a person.]
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[VO-NAT]


The tire fire has cost 3-MILLION in federal, state and local dollars.
The boy is charged with intentionally setting brush on fire -- a MISDEMEANOR, punishable by up to a year in jail and a fine of 25-hundred dollars.
Prosecutors say he COULD be held liable for the cost of fighting the fire, though they say it's unlikely that any money will be recovered.
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