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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... our first day of summer will have temperatures in the 80's... Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your weekend forecast coming up after the news...





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Officials are expected to announce the results of a seven-month investigation into the National D- Day Memorial Foundation's financial trouble later this morning...
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U-S attorney John Brownlee has called a news conference for 11 A-M.
The announcement comes just three days after top leaders from the foundation testified before a federal grand jury about the organization's five- million - dollar debt.
Brownlee has not said whether criminal charges will be announced.
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Roanoke officials say they WILL address concerns about traffic and parking near the site of the city's proposed stadium.
And yesterday, they expressed the hope that a new lawsuit won't mean more delays for the project.
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The Williamson Road Area Business Association and Farrell Properties filed suit on Wednesday. They're seeking an injunction to postpone work on the stadium until the city develops a traffic and parking plan.
But yesterday, City Manager Darlene Burcham said the project will insure that long-standing problems are addressed.
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((DARLENE BURCHAM/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: THERE HAVE BEEN TRAFFIC CONCERNS IN THAT PART OF THE CITY THAT HAVE GONE UNADDRESSED AND THE FACT THAT THE CITY IS MAKING A COMMITMENT TO INVEST 18 MILLION DOLLARS IN THAT PART OF THE CITY TO MY MIND CERTAINLY DEMONSTRATES A COMMITMENT TO INSURING THAT WHATEVER IMPROVEMENTS ARE NECESSARY WILL HAPPEN.))
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Yesterday, City officials said they couldn't comment on the merits of a lawsuit they hadn't seen, but members of council said they are convinced their votes were proper, and remain confident the stadium will be built.

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Roanoke's new city council members are ready to embark on their new challenge...
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Yesterday morning, the city's leadership gathered at the courthouse to watch as the winners of the recent council election were sworn in.
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((REV. NELSON HARRIS/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: CLEARLY WE HAVE SOME CHALLENGES THAT ARE HARD, BUT ALSO EXCITING.)) ((ALFRED DOWE/NEW COUNCIL MEMBER: THE FIRST THING THAT I'VE IDENTIFIED AS SOMETHING I'D LIKE TO DO IS JUST SIT BACK AND LISTEN AND LEARN.)) ((RUPERT CUTLER/NEW COUNCIL MEMBER: I CAN SEE ALREADY THAT IT'S GOING TO BE A CHALLENGE TO SORT OUT HOW YOU VOTE ON MORE CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES, BECAUSE SOME OF MY FRIENDS WILL BE ON ONE SIDE AND SOME OF MY FRIENDS WILL BE ON THE OTHER SIDE. AND I'M GOING TO HAVE TO SUPPORT SOME OF MY FRIENDS AND DISAPPOINT OTHERS.))
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All three begin four year terms on July first. As the candidate with the most votes in the May election, Nelson Harris will serve as Vice-Mayor.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Mostly sunny and very pleasant as we wrap up the work week.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner will join us with the weekend outlook, in just a few minutes.





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Salem Delegate Morgan Griffith has been the front runner to fill the House Speaker seat- but yesterday the majority leader said the timing is all wrong...
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Yesterday, Griffith announced he's not a candidate to become Virginia's next speaker.
He cited his pending divorce and his busy law practice as reasons behind the decision.
The House Majority Leader says the next speaker will have no choice but to hear the concerns of our area.
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((MORGAN GRIFFITH: I'M STILL THE MAJORITY LEADER AND I HAVE NO INTENTION OF GIVING UP THE POST. THATS AN IMPORTANT POST AND I THINK WHOEVER THE NEXT SPEAKER IS WILL RECOGNIZE THAT THOSE OF US IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA FEEL VERY STRONGLY UP OUR LIFESTYLE AND OUR VALUES AND WILL PAY ATTENTION THE DELEGATES FROM WESTERN VIRGINIA PARTICULARLY THE MAJORITY LEADER.))
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Republicans will meet next month to pick a successor to Vance Wilkins who resigned a week ago in the wake of a sexual harrasement scandal.
Several people are mentioned as possible candidates but the only one to say publicly he wants the job is Delegate Bill Howell of Fredericksburg.
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Governor Mark Warner says Vance Wilkins did the right thing by stepping down as speaker, but that it should be up to him and his constituents as to whether he should remain a delegate.
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Warner says he and Wilkins had a good working relationship during the past General Assembly, although they didn't agree on several issues.
The governor says he's confident he can cooperate with whoever takes over in the Speaker's chair.
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((GOV. MARK WARNER: I'M GOING TO CONTINUE TO REACH OUT IN A BIPARTISAN FASHION THE SAME WAY THAT WE HAVE THROUGHOUT THIS ADMINISTRATION AND I THINK VIRGINIANS LIKE THAT. THEY WANT A GOVERNMENT THAT'S WORKING, THEY WANT A GOVERNMENT THAT'S DEALING WITH THE BUDGET SHORTFALL, EDUCATION, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND I WOULD EXPECT THAT WHOMEVER IS THE NEXT SPEAKER WILL BE WILLING TO MEET ME HALFWAY.))
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Warner was in Lynchburg yesterday speaking at the annual Boys State convention.
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Massive cuts in state funding for highway construction has been approved...
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Yesterday, the Commonwealth Transportation Board finalized a watered-down Six-Year program.
Two-point-eight billion dollars, and 166 projects, were recently cut by V-DOT following a decline in state and federal revenues.
The board did restore funding for three lane-widening projects on Interstate 81 near Salem but not enough to complete the construction.
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The plan also included 300-thousand dollars for a curve-straightening project on Route 100 in Giles County.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Summer officially begins today-- and the forecast will sure make it FEEL like summer.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has more on that, coming up.






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Two experts will evaluate the man accused of going on a shooting spree at a southwest Virginia law school....
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In Grundy yesterday, a judge ordered that competency evaluations for Peter (o-diga-ZOO'-a) Odighizuwa be completed in 40-days. The Commonwealth's Attorney and Defense each picked an expert to speak with him at the New River Valley jail. In court documents, defense attorneys say their client suffers from a longstanding, untreated, serious mental illness.

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((JIMMY TURK/DEFENSE ATTORNEY; IF HE'S NOT COMPETENT TO STAND TRIAL THEN THAT EXTENDS THROUGH THE PRELIMINARY HEARING THAT EXTENDS THROUGH ALL PHASES OF THE CRIMINAL PROCEEDING.))
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The judge makes the decision on whether (O-diga-zoo-a's) Odighizuwa's case will go forward to trial, based on the competency evaluations.
Odighizuwa faces three capital murder charges.. which are punishable by death.
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[8-6-Virtual-IT]


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In business news- a technology company called Virtual I-T Incorporated opened its doors in downtown Roanoke...
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Virtual I-T makes web-based video surveillance and security equipment for customers including Fortune 1000 companies and the U-S Department of Defense.
The firm already has offices in Bedford and Lynchburg -- and continues to expand in Roanoke.
While Virtual I-T employs only 10 in Virginia, its C-E-O sees that changing, especially in the Tidewater area, as business takes off.
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((JULIET SILVER/VIRTUAL IT CEO; WE CHOSE ROANOKE FOR SEVERAL REASONS. IT'S A WIRED COMMUNITY MEANING THEIR IS A SIGNIFICANT ABOUT OF BROADBAND CAPACITY IN DOWNTOWN ROANOKE THAT WE CAN TAP INTO TO DELIVER A LOT OF OUR WEB-BASED SOLUTIONS.))
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The new headquarters is located on Church Avenue in downtown Roanoke.
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[8-11Gypsy-Moths]


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Virginia's forests are being taken over by gypsy moths...
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When the moths are in their larva or "caterpillar" stage, they eat the leaves off of trees, and sometimes the trees are unable to recover..
In addition to damaging the trees' beauty, gypsy moths can hurt pocketbooks by ruining timber and decreasing home values.
Experts say the best way to fight gypsy moths is for land-owners to work together, to make sure large areas are sprayed with insecticide..
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((JOYCE COINER/GYPSY MOTH REGIONAL COORDINATOR; YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR THE GYPSY MOTH COST SHARE PROGRAM, THAT EACH COUNTY HAS TO OFFER THE LAND-OWNER WHICH WOULD COST THEM 12 DOLLARS AN ACRE TO SIGN UP AND SPRAY NEXT SPRING))
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[**WIPE TO FULL SCREEN PINNACLE**]
If you notice gypsy moths on your property you can call 1-800 -824-8606, or call your county's extension office.
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