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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... some isolated thunderstorms could strike our region today...
Metorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the forecast details, coming up in just a few minutes.





[7-Franklin-Ax]


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An accident in Franklin County sent three men to the hospital.
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]


State troopers say this Jeep Cherokee was headed west on Route 8-34 when it ran off the left side of the road, hit a utility pole and flipped.
The accident happened around ten o-clock last night.
Three men in the Jeep were taken by ambulance to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
There's no word on their conditions or idenities at this time.
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[7-VOB-Pipeline]


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Henry County residents voiced their opposition to a proposed natural gas pipeline running from West Virginia to North Carolina...
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[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission held a public hearing at Bassett High school. Dominion wants to build the pipeline from West Virginia-- through seven Virginia counties before entering North Carolina. Dominion says the pipeline is needed.... but some residents argued it would be detrimental to small communities such as Sandy Level.
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[IN Q=Henry County]
[SUPER=01-Joe Keen/Pipeline Opponent; :00]
[super=01-Bob Fulton/Dominion Spokesperson; :15]

((HENRY COUNTY IS REALLY IS NOT GETTING ANYTHING OUT OF THIS PIPELINE GOING ACROSS US AND I THAT THE THOUGHT THAT EMINENT DOMAIN WILL ALLOW SOME COMPANY TO COME ON ALONG AND ACTUALLY TAKE OVER OUR PROPERTY AND FORCE THEMSELVES UPON US.))
((BOB FULTON/DOMINION SPOKESPERSON: IT'S IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE TO BE A PART OF THE PROCESS FOR THEM TO KNOW THAT WE'LL BE GOOD CORPORATE NEIGHBORS BRINGING THE GREENBRIER PROJECT INTO THIS AREA AND IT WILL BE A BENEFIT NOT ONLY FOR PEOPLE IN THIS AREA AND OTHERS ALONG THE PIPELINE WHO'LL HAVE ACCESS TO NATURAL GAS.))
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[OUT Q=to natural gas.]
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Dominion is currently in what's referred to as the prefiling process.... It plans to submit an official certificate of need with federal officials next month.
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Another public hearing will be held tonight in Riner.








[7-6County-Supers]


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No one had any opposition to a proposed pay raise for the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors...
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


A public hearing on the proposed raise was held yesterday afternoon, but no one signed up to speak for or against the increase.
After that the board voted to increase its yearly salary by 329-dollars.
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[SOT 01:00:59]
[IN Q=In 1972]

((RICHARD FLORA/ROANOKE CO. SUPERVISOR; IN 1972 WHEN I WENT ON THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS BEFORE OUR SALARY WAS 3000 DOLLARS A YEAR. I DON'T THINK THE SUPERVISORS' PAY HAS KEPT UP WITH THE RATE OF INFLATION SINCE 1972.))
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[OUT Q=inflation since 1972.]
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The raise will bring each supervisor's yearly salary up to about 13-thousand-500 dollars.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
We'll be sweatin' it out for one more day-- as the hot weather continues.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has a look at the forecast, coming up.





[45-6-Ealy]


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A federal jury in Abingdon has decided NOT to impose a death sentence for Stephen Samuel Ealy.
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[SUPER=03-Tazewell/1991]

He was convicted by the same jury last week of killing seven people in Tazewell County... in a case dating back to 1989.
Ealy had been acquitted in STATE Court, but will now serve LIFE in prison.
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[45-11Strike-Force]


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The state is helping unemployed workers in Smyth County get back on their feet...
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[SUPER=03-Marion;]

Yesterday, Governor Warner helped kick off the opening of an economic relief center in Marion. The office provides help with resumes, job hunting and the application process. Three other centers are in Martinsville, Clarksville, and South Boston. Warner describes the locations as one stop shopping... wth private and public services.
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[IN Q=WHAT ]

((GOV. MARK WARNER; WHAT WE FOUND IN THE PAST WAS THAT YOU KNOW PEOPLE WERE CONFUSED YOU'VE BEEN LAID OFF YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE TOP TURN HERE YOU CAN COME AND FIND ALL OF THE COMMUNITY SERVICES THAT ENABLE YOU TO GET BACK ON YOUR FEET AND GET OUT BACK INTO THE JOB MARKET.))
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After only being open a day and a half - officials say they've already placed five people in new jobs. Governor Warner says these economic relief centers are placed in communities that over a six-month period have doubled their unemployment numbers.
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[45-11Koyo-Steering]


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A Botetourt company is gearing up to hire hundreds of people. Koyo (COY-yo) Steering says they will increase the work force by more than 400- people over the next four years.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


The company has 86- employees right now.
Sales are climbing and so is the number of workers.
Koyo makes bearings and steering systems for auto makers like Saturn.
The Botetourt facility is one of 12- plants around the world.
The company opened its first American plant in 19-58.
State Officials are hopeful Koyo will bring other plants to Botetourt.
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[45-11Kentucky-derby]


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A high-tech sock knitting operation in Hillsville is also expanding and bringing more jobs.
Kentucky Derby Hosiery already employs 242- people in Carroll County.
The company will add 72- workers by the time the multi-million dollar project is complete.
Hillsville beat out sites in North Carolina and Kentucky.

[45-11Emergency-Landing]


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A Navy pilot made an unscheduled stop in Roanoke yesterday...
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


A mid-air collision with a large bird caused minor damage to this E-A-6 "Intruder," so the pilot decided to land at Roanoke Regional Airport.
The plane's based in Washington.
The Pilot told News-7 he was never in any danger -- but landed here as a precaution.
After some repairs the jet's expected to fly back home later today.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Hot and humid again today, with the chance of a thunderstorm.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, after the news.





[8-Wilkins]


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A Republican lawmaker from Halifax says he knows more women who plan to come forward with claims that House speaker Vance Wilkins sexually harassed them.
In published reports, first- year delegate Clarke Hogan says the women's stories are credible, and adds that he can't continue to support Wilkins as speaker.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Hogan's comments came one day after Wilkins met privately with the Republican caucus in Richmond.
They're scheduled to meet again next week.
Until then, the House speaker will remain in power.
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[8-11Warner]


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Meanwhile, Governor Mark Warner says the entire Commonwealth should hear what Wilkins has to say about the sexual harrassment allegations...
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


Governor Warner was in Botetourt County yesterday morning for an economic development announcement when he said Virginian's deserve to know.
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[IN Q=Clearly the allagations]

((GOV. MARK WARNER: CLEARLY THE ALLEGATIONS ARE VERY SERIOUS AN I THINK IT'S INCUMBENT UPON THE SPEAKER THAT HE MAKE THE SAME KIND OF FULL DISCLOSURE TO THE PUBLIC AT LARGE AS HE DID TO THE REPUBLICAN CAUCUS LAST NIGHT. I ASSUME IN THE COMING DAYS THAT HE'LL MAKE.))
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Governor Warner says he'll continue to focus on what Virginians hired him to do -- that is building a strong economy.
He's hoping Wilkins' situation won't deter other lawmakers from doing the same for long.
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[8-11Arrington]


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A Bedford County woman now faces a three-million dollar lawsuit by the husband of a woman she killed while driving drunk...
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[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Yesterday, 39-year-old Viki Lynn Arrington pleaded guilty to second degree murder while driving under the influence last September 28th.
Arrington was driving the wrong way on Route 4-60 in Bedford County when she struck and killed motorcyclist Carol Minton.
Minton's husband says he's determined to see justice served.
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[SOT 18:42:13]
[IN Q=Her plea is]

((RON MINTON/VICTIM'S HUSBAND: HER PLEA IS.. ...ASK THE COMMUNITY TO NOT LET THAT HAPPEN.))
[SUPER=01-Ron Minton/Victim's Husband]
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[OUT Q=not let that happen.]
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Arrington faces up to 46- years in prison when she's sentenced in September.
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