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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... we will get some relief from the heat today and a chance of some storms...

Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete forecast coming up in just a few minutes.





[7-11Wilkins]


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House of Delegates Speaker Vance Wilkins says he'll give ``due consideration'' to advice from Virginia's Attorney General and Lieutenant Governor to step down because of allegations of sexual harassment.
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Wilkins is under fire for settling a sexual harassment suit with a 26-year-old Amherst woman.
House Republicans met Monday night to discuss the fate of the Speaker.
Delegates left the meeting unsatisfied with Wilkins' response to the allegations.
They agreed to postpone a final decision on Wilkins' political future until next week.
Fellow Republican Jerry Kilgore, whose brother Terry attended the caucus meeting, said Wilkins should resign immediately.
Kilgore says that the Speaker's moral authority to lead has been undermined.
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Wilkins says he's been getting ``all kinds of advice.'' He also rejects any suggestion that he's strong-arming his colleagues in the General Assembly.
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[7-6-VA-Bioterrorism]


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Virginia's Department of Health plans to hire 35- epidemiologists to help prepare the state to fight bioterrorism.
The department says it will start interviewing candidates for each of the state's 35- health districts today.
Their salaries will come from 22-million dollars given to the state from the federal government.

[7-11Queen-Jubilee]


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A Roanoke College student joined the festivities of the Queen's Jubilee in England last week...
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Andy (Mo-zur) Moser has been interested in the royal family since he was seven.
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Now, at 19, Andy has experienced the festivities surrounding The Queen's 50-th year on the throne.
He saw the Queen herself, along with Princes William and Harry ....and attended events during the Queen's four day celebration.
His favorite event, was the concert... at which Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney and others performed.
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((ANDY MOSER - THEY HAD THE POP CONCERT, WHICH PAUL MCCARTNEY WAS AT AND ELTON JOHN.....SO THEY BELIEVE THERE WAS ABOUT ONE MILLION PEOPLE AT THAT ONE CONCERT.))
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As a History major... Andy says the experience will come in handy when he teaches at a collegiate level someday.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Temperatures will run a bit cooler today.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has more on that, plus a forecast that includes scattered showers, coming up.





[45-11Reidsville-Hepatitis]


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Authorities are warning that several thousand people may have been exposed to hepatitis last month at a fast-food restaurant just across the North Carolina border...
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Health officials say an employee at the Taco Bell on Freeway Drive in Reidsville has been diagnosed with the illness.
He may have passed the contagious disease to customers- but no other cases have been reported.
North Carolina health officials say anyone who bought food or an iced drink at the fast food restaurant between May 28-th and May 30-th should get a precautionary vaccine against the virus.
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Diners at the restaurant prior to May 28th may also have been exposed, but shots are not available for those people because the vaccine is good only within 14 days of exposure.
Food served after May 30th was safe because the employee hasn't worked at the restaurant since then.

[45-6-Radford-Arsenal]


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The Radford Arsenal is making safety a priority-- and as a result up to 50- employees will be furloughed...
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Officials say work in the Nytroglycerin Premix production area will be suspended until an investigation of last Friday's blast there is completed. The decision means thirty to fifty employees from that department will be furloughed for the week. Officials say normal operations will resume when any necessary changes for safety are made. The rest of the plant is not affected.
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[45-11Meade]


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A nurse at the Tazewell County jail has admitted to fraudulently obtaining prescription drugs. 43-year old Kim Meade got the drugs- -including OxyContin- -by using inmates' names.
The U-S Attorney says "the inmates did not receive the drugs." The sheriff fired Meade immediately.
She'll be sentenced in August.

[45-11Loan-scam]


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A loan scam that originated in Canada is finding victims here in Southwest Virginia.
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Toni Reynolds of Roanoke is one of them..
Reynolds saw a newspaper ad from a company calling itself the "Vista and Parks Financial Group."
It claimed to offer loans regardless of the customers' credit rating..
Reynolds sent the company a 500- dollar deposit, but now she can't get in contact with the company and no one will return her phone calls.
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((TONI REYNOLDS/VICTIM OF SCAM; THAT TAKES AWAY NOT ONLY FROM ME BUT IT TAKES AWAY FROM MY FAMILY, KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING... SO THAT'S THE ONLY THING I FEEL RIGHT NOW IS ANGER ... JULIE WHEELER/BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU; IT REALLY IS IMPORTANT THAT CONSUMERS ARE EDUCATED TO NOT FALL FOR THESE THINGS BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY LITTLE OPERATIONS THAT THEY CAN'T ALL BE SHUT DOWN))
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U-S and Canadian authorities announced a plan aimed at shutting down cross-border scam operations earlier this week.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
You can expect a scattered shower or thunderstorm later today.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete outlook, straight ahead.






[8-11L'burg-Murder]


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Authorities in Lynchburg say the city's latest murder appears to be drug related...
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That's the word from investigators trying to figure out who beat to death 28-year-old Ronald L. Brooks Junior Tuesday night.
Brooks was found lying in the road in the 100 block of Jackson Street, bleeding from a head wound.
Police say there were several witnesses but no one has come forward yet.
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((MIKE STALEY/LYNCHBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT: THERE WERE A NUMBER OF FOLKS UP THERE IN THAT AREA AND AT THIS POINT WE'RE STILL TRACKING LEADS. AND WE'RE JUST ENCOURAGING FOLKS IN THE PUBLIC THERE, WE KNOW THAT THERE WAS A NUMBER OF FOLKS UP THERE AND WE NEED SOMEBODY TO STEP UP AND NAME SOME INDIVIDUALS THAT WERE PRESENT AT THE SCENE.))
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Staley says it appears Brooks was killed during a drug deal gone bad.
The neighborhood has a reputation as an open-air drug market.
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[8-6-Grundy-Shooting]


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The man accused of killing three people at a Southwest Virginia law school claims there's a government plot against him.
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43-year-old shooting suspect Peter Odighizuwa made the statement in a letter to the judge on his case. Odighizuwa is refusing to talk with his attorneys and his court appointed psychiatrist. His lawyer Jimmy Turk says his client is unstable and mentally ill. A preliminary hearing for the case is scheduled in Grundy next week. Turk says it will now be used to appoint another expert for mental evaluation. Odighizuwa faces three capital murder charges for a shooting spree at the Appalachian School of Law on January 16th.
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[8-6-Rockbridge-Fire]


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The forest fire continues to burn in Rockbridge County. 350- acres have been charred so far- and that number is expected to continue to rise.
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Steep terrain and dry, hot conditions are hampering fire suppression efforts at the Devil's Marbleyard, a boulderfield near Natural Bridge. 10 and a half miles of the Appalachian Trail are closed, and through-hikers are being shuttled around the fire area. In addition, drivers on the Blue Ridge Parkway can expect delays because of the smoke. Fire officials say it is unlikely the blaze will be contained before the middle of next week. Two other forest fires in the county are under control.
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Residents in Riner say they don't want a natural gas pipeline running through their region. More than 150- people voiced their opposition at a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission meeting last night. Dominion Transmissions plans to run 271- miles of pipeline from West Virginia to North Carolina. The commission must approve the project before it can begin- so it is holding public meetings throughout the areas that could be affected by the pipeline.




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