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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... there might be a chance of some scattered storms across the region...
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner more forecast details coming up right after the news...





[7-11Tanker-Wreck]


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The morning commute could be slow moving on Route 4-60 in Bedford County. One lane remains open in each direction after an accident yesterday.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]

A portion of the highway between Bedford and Thaxton was closed yesterday morning after a tanker truck tipped over in the eastbound lanes, spilling thousands of gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel. Throughout the day, haz mat crews were busy removing polluted soil from the site. State police estimate more than six thousand gallons of fuel spilled onto the ground. Officials will also be monitoring nearby wells for any groundwater contamination.
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((SHAWN CRIST/DEQ POLLUTION RESPONSE COORD.: THEY'RE GOING TO SAMPLE THE WELLS FOR THE SAME TYPE OF MATERIAL THAT WAS SPILLED TO VERIFY THERE'S NOTHING THERE, WE DON'T THINK THERE WILL BE BUT JUST AS A PRECAUTION. WE THINK IT'S GOOD TO JUST GO AHEAD AND SAMPLE THE WELLS.))
[SUPER=01-Shawn Crist/DEQ Pollution Response; ]
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[OQ= sample the wells.]
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The truck's driver suffered minor injuries. V-DOT engineers plan to check the pavement for damage later today.
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Water woes are now taking a toll on Amherst residents... For the second time in three years, water customers are being asked to cut back on their water use.
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Town Council held an emergency meeting yesterday morning to make the restrictions mandatory.
Officials say they may have to start drawing water from three county reservoirs in order to increase the flow in the Buffalo River.
In the meantime, they hope residents will cooperate.
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((JOHN TURNER/AMHERST MAYOR: IN THE PAST TOWN CITIZENS AND OUTLYING WATER CUSTOMERS IN THE COUNTY HAVE BEEN MOST COOPERATIVE IN FOLLOWING THE WATER RATIONING PLAN AND WE HAVE REALLY NOT SEEN ANY INFRACTIONS.)) ((KEN WATTS/AMHERST POLICE CHIEF: IF WE FIND THEM WASHING CARS OR WATERING LAWNS, WE'LL ASK THEM TO STOP AND ADVISE THEM OF THE ORDINANCE. IF THEY REFUSE OR THEY CONTINUE TO DO WHAT THEY'RE DOING, THEN WE'LL BE FORCED TO ISSUE A SUMMONS, BUT I DON'T ANTICIPATE ANY PROBLEMS WITH ANYBODY.))
[SUPER=01-John Turner/Amherst Mayor; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ken Watts/Amherst Police Chief; :18]
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[OUT Q=any problems with anybody.]
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The water restrictions will be in place until the area receives significant rainfall over several days.
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[7-11Mega-Millions]


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Tonight's Mega Millions jackpot is worth at least 115- million dollars. The prize is getting so big that players are coming across state lines to try their luck. The jackpot has been building since May 24th .. the last time anyone took it all. "Mega-Millions" replaced "The Big Game" earlier in this year with higher odds, and the expectation of higher jackpots.




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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom..
Highs will head toward the 90- degree mark later today, with some scattered showers.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has an update on the forecast, after the news.






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Six months into his term, Governor Mark Warner says he wants to be remembered for helping the state through rough economic times.
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The Democrat never held elected office before when he was sworn in last January.
Republicans soon stole the spotlight from him with a string of controversies.
The new governor did win some legislative battles with the help of Speaker Vance Wilkins.
But Warner recently lost his Republican ally when Wilkins resigned amid scandal.
The governor will face a new Speaker next year along with budget shortfalls due to the sagging economy.
Warner says he sees these challenges as opportunities, not obstacles.
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[IN Q=A lot of people say Governor you've inherited]
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[OUT Q=you make the hard choices.]
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Warner's four year term ends in January 2006.
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One of the Commonwealth's former leaders has moved south.
The former executive director of Virginia's Republican party is now working for South Carolina's G-O-P.
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Ed Matricardi resigned as the head of Virginia's G-O-P amid criminal charges that he illegally monitored Democratic Party conference calls.
Matricardi took the job as operations director in South Carolina after Virginia prosecutors dropped four felony wiretapping counts.
He denies breaking any laws.
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[45-11City-Schools]


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There is a new face of leadership for the Roanoke City School Board...
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Yesterday, members of the school board elected Gloria Manns to succeed Sherman Lea (lee) as the board chair.
Manns is a graduate of the Roanoke city school system, now in her third year on the board.
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((GLORIA MANNS/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOL BOARD CHAIR: ONE OF THE THINGS I THINK WE'RE CONCERNED WITH AS A BOARD IS MAKING SURE THAT THE WORD GETS OUT ABOUT WHAT A GOOD SCHOOL SYSTEM WE DO HAVE. THE OTHER PART IS GETTING PARENTS MORE INVOLVED AND WORKING MORE COLLABORATIVELY WITH OTHER AGENCIES THAT OUR CHILDREN ARE INVOLVED WITH IN THE COMMUNITY.))
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[OUT Q=in the community.]
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Meanwhile, some students at the Roanoke Academy of Math and Science may move to new classrooms this fall.
Though test scores have improved, the academy WAS on a warning list of schools that were failing to meet accreditation standards. A new federal law requires the school system to offer parents the opportunity to transfer their children.
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School officials will brief parents at a meeting July 22nd.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
We have a chance for some needed, pop- up showers later on.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, in the forecast.






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The hunt for the killer of three Spotsylvania County girls has attracted the attention of a popular national television show...
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``America's Most Wanted'' is planning an upcoming segment on the murders of Kristin and Kati Lisk and Sofia Silva. The three were killed in the mid-90s. Meantime, authorities are awaiting D-N-A analysis that could determine whether Richard Evonitz is responsible for the serial slayings. The F-B-I and other authorities are trying to track Evonitz's travels and compare them with the dates of similar unsolved crimes elsewhere. Evonitz killed himself June 27th in Florida. He was sought for an abduction and sexual assault in South Carolina.
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[8-11SOA-Protest]


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Taking part in a protest resulted in two Blacksburg residents going to a Georgia courtroom yesterday. Sue Daniels and Niklan Jones (Le-ZAH-muh) Lezama were arrested last November at a protest at a Georgia school...
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To raise awareness about the case... supporters gathered at Virginia Tech yesterday. They say the pair was protesting peacefully against a U-S Army school last year and that even though they did cross over property lines, they shouldn't be on trial.
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((JANE LEHR/SUPPORTER; THE FACT THAT ON A MISDEMEANOR CHARGE SUE AND NICK COULD WIND UP SPENDING SIX MONTHS IN PRISON IS LAUGHABLE.))
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[OUT Q=IS LAUGHABLE]
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In addition to a possible six month jail sentence... the pair faces up to 5-thousand dollars in fines.
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The November protest against the U-S Army school in Georgia is an annual event, demonstrators say the facility teaches assassination and torture.


[8-6-Grant]


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A former Lynchburg city official facing embezzlement charges made his first court appearance yesterday. Al Grant is accused of racking up tens of
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thousands of dollars in questionable expenses while serving as secretary of the local electoral board.
He was indicted by a special grand jury in June, six months after investigators began looking into the registrar's office finances.
Critics had complained the local prosecutor was dragging his feet because both he and Grant are Republicans.
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[IN Q=I'm involved]

((MIKE DOUCETTE/ASST. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: I'M INVOLVED IN THIS PARTICULAR PROSECUTION AND NOBODY'S ASKING ME WHAT ABOUT CONFLICTS, I'M A TRIAL ATTORNEY AS WELL IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE AND IT'S SOMETHING WE ARE GOING TO HANDLE PROFESSIONALLY, BOTH MR. PETTY AND I WILL HANDLE THIS PROFESSIONALLY.))
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[OUT Q=will handle this professionally (DOUBLE OUT!!!)]
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Grant remains free on bond.. a trial date will be set in August.
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