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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... it's going to be another week of heat and humidity....
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your work week forecast coming up right after the news...





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An accident on Route 460 has eastbound traffic blocked. Police say that a tanker truck overturned in front of the Moose Lodge in Bedford. V-Dot and fire officials are on the scene cleaning up spilled diesel fuel.
There's no word of any injuries.
As far as traffic, both eastbound lanes are blocked and State Police say it will be re-routed.

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Police are still investigating what led to a shooting at a Roanoke County restaurant yesterday morning. A fight inside the restaurant escalated into gunfire in the parking lot.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Officers say multiple shots were fired just outside the Waffle House restaurant, near Peters Creek Road and 5-81.
Detectives say two people exchanged words inside the restaurant before the shooting happened around five o'clock.
18 year old Vernon James Jones Junior suffered a superficial wound.
He was treated and released from Community Hospital.
Police say they have no suspects but believe anywhere from five to ten people were involved.
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If you have any information, you are urged to call the Roanoke County Police Department at 561-8094.
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A tip led to the arrest of two bank robbery suspects in Bath County over the weekend. The Bath County Sheriff's office learned that two men staying at the Cleveland Hunt Camp in Nimrod Hall may have been involved in a recent bank robbery in Tennessee. Local and state agencies coordinated a search that led to the arrest of 22- year- old Carey R. Hollenback of Wisconsin and Robbie Potter of Ohio. The two suspects allegedly robbed the Twin City Bank in Bristol, Tennessee at gunpoint on July 3-rd and made away with 4- thousand 4- hundred dollars in cash.
F-B-I agents transported Hollenback and Potter to the Roanoke City Jail.

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Congressman Jim Moran is disputing reports that he received preferential treatment from a credit lender, days before becoming a leading supporter of bankruptcy reform legislation that the company was pushing. The Washington Post says the Democrat from Alexandria closed on a home refinancing package worth 447-thousand dollars with M-B-N-A Corporation in 1998 -- then signed on as the lead Democratic co-sponsor of the wide-ranging bankruptcy reform bill four days later. Moran says the timing of the loan was "coincidental'' ... and the credit lender never lobbied him for the legislation.


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Another scorcher out there today, as highs pushing to around 90.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, straight ahead in the forecast.





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An accident on Route 460 has eastbound traffic blocked. Police say that a tanker truck overturned in front of the Moose Lodge in Bedford. V-Dot and fire officials are on the scene cleaning up spilled diesel fuel.
There's no word of any injuries.
As far as traffic, both eastbound lanes are blocked and State Police say it will be re-routed.

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The illusion of danger makes amusement park rides a thrill. But increasingly, the danger is real. Thousands of people are injured every year on amusement park rides. Justin McLeod shows what steps the Salem Fair takes to make your thrill ride a safe one.
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((((NAT SOUND AT 52:27))
They're fast....scary (SHOT AT 54:02)...and definitely mind boggling. (SHOT AT 57:34) ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF A RIDE))
They're just some of the thrill rides at this year's Salem Fair.
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((RACHEL BELTZ: IT'S NOT SOMETHING YOU WOULD RIDE TWICE IN A HOUR.)) ((TONYA BELTZ: IT WAS AWESOME.))
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Awesome but also sometimes dangerous. [TAKE GRAPHIC]
A recent study by the Consumer Product Safety Commission reports park rides sent more than ten thousand people to the emergency room in 1999.
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[IN Q=Most of those injuries]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: MOST OF THOSE INJURIES WERE CAUSE BY THE RIDER NOT THE MACHINE. THAT'S PARTLY WHY THE STATE OF VIRGINIA RECENTLY PASSED A NEW LAW THAT WENT INTO EFFECT JULY 1ST. IT IS CALLED THE RIDER RESPONSIBILITY LAW AND IT BASICALLY SAYS YOU CAN BE CHARGED IF YOU ACT UP ON A RIDE.))
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Even so, safety is taken very seriously here at the Salem Fair.
An independent safety consultant conducts a four day inspection before the fair opens. ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF HAMMERING))
Each ride then undergoes a two hour daily inspection.
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[IN Q=These are machinery]

((TOM DiDONATO/ASST. RIDE SUPERINTENDENT: THESE ARE MACHINERY. THESE ARE JUST LIKE YOUR CAR. WHEN YOUR CAR BREAKS DOWN YOU DON'T BLAME IT ON ANYBODY YOU REPAIR IT. IT IS THE SAME THING WITH THESE MACHINES HERE. WHEN THEY BREAK, WE REPAIR EM. WE'RE CONSTANTLY ON TOP OF EVERYTHING.))
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To prove it, we went along for an inspection. ((NAT SOUND "THAT'S WHAT THAT IS FOR" (SLAM) 23:45))
We watched as workers checked safety harnesses, pins, and did routine maintenance. ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF RIDE RUNNING))
Each ride also runs empty every morning.
And if something even small goes wrong, the ride is shut down immediately.
That happened to this ride even though the manufacture says it is still safe to operate.
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[IN Q=If we set it on manual]

((DANNY ABNER/SAFETY CONSULTANT: IF WE SET IT ON MANUAL THE LIGHT NO LONGER WORKS AND WE CHOOSE NOT TO RUN THE RIDE UNLESS WE KNOW IT IS 100-PERCENT.))
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Even then, accidents can and will happen.
But these guys work day and night to make sure your thrill ride doesn't turn into a fatal attraction.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Salem.))

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Scattered showers and storms once again make up the forecast this week.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has more on that, after the news.





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An accident on Route 4-60 has eastbound traffic blocked. Police say that a tanker truck overturned in front of the Moose Lodge in Bedford. V-Dot and fire officials are on the scene cleaning up spilled diesel fuel.
There's no word of any injuries.
As far as traffic, both eastbound lanes are blocked and State Police say traffic will be re-routed.

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The recent heat wave hasn't kept thousands of people away from the Salem Fair...
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The event is in its 15th year and is the second largest in the state.
A record crowd of more than forty thousand people attended the fair July fourth.
However, organizers do report crowds have been down when the temperature goes up.
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((CAREY HARVEYCUTTER/SALEM FAIR DIRECTOR: THE CROWDS STILL COME BUT THEY COME LATER WHEN IT IS REALLY HOT. IT WAS EXTREMELY WARM AT THE MIDDLE PART OF LAST WEEK AND LATER PART. SO THE PEOPLE ARE SUPPOSE TO COME OUT AT 4:30, 5, 6 O'CLOCK COME OUT AT 7:30, EIGHT O'CLOCK WHEN IT GETS COOLER IN THE EVENING.))
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The total attendance at the fair is expected to top more than 300-hundred thousand this year.
The Salem Fair runs every day until July 14th at the Salem Civic Center.
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A local church is on a mission to answer some prayers...
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More than 60 members of the Cave Spring United Methodist Church departed yesterday morning for West Virginia.
They're taking part in the annual Appalachian Service Project.
They'll be spending the next week sprucing up and repairing homes for residents who are less fortunate.
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((SARAH LYON/VOLUNTEER: YOU WON'T BELIEVE THE STUFF WHAT WE CAN DO FOR THESE PEOPLE. THEY HAVE CLOSE TO NOTHING. LAST YEAR, WE PUT UNDERPINNING AROUND THIS TRAILER. WE BUILT A PORCH FOR THEM AND PUT INSULATION IN BECAUSE THEY HAD NO WAY KEEP THE COOL AIR FROM GETTING UP UNDER THEIR TRAILER.))
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This is the 13th year United Methodist Church has taken part in the program.
Most of the volunteers are young people.
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((BRUCE PRILLAMAN/ORGANIZER: I THINK MOST OF THE YOUTH HERE ARE AWARE THAT IT'S TO GIVE AND YET YOU WILL RECEIVE SO MUCH MORE SO BASICALLY IT IS A MINISTRY WHERE YOU GET MORE THAN YOU GIVE.))
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The church raises the 15-thousand dollars needed for the trip.
The volunteers will work during the day and then each evening they plan to learn more about the Appalachian culture and history.
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