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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... try to stay inside and beat the heat today as temperatures top out in the mid- 90's...
Brent Watts has the mid-week forecast coming up in just a few minutes...





[7-11Shoplifting]


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Roanoke Police would like the public's help finding a woman they say is using young twin girls to shoplift.
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This surveillance video from Kroger on Rutgers Street shows the woman and two kids in the background, picking out D-V-Ds and videotapes and placing them in the store basket.
A few minutes later, the twins walk out of the store -- one of them carrying the basket.
The woman exits moments later.
In another case, police are asking for help identifying this man.
They say he bought a 4-thousand-dollar diamond ring at Frank L. Moose Jewelers, using a stolen credit card.
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[WIPE TO FS CRIMELINE BOARD]
If you recognize any of these people, you can call Crimeline at 344 - 8500.
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[7-11Police-Shooting]


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Three Danville police officers are clear of any wrongdoing from a fatal shooting in May. A special prosecutor says that they did NOT use excessive force when they shot and killed a man in a standoff.
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67-year-old Rennie Hunt died after threatening police and holding his girlfriend hostage in his North Main Street apartment.
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Hunt was armed with a cane and a screwdriver that police thought was a knife.. they fired 21 shots at him, striking him four times.
Authorities say officers never know what they're going to encounter in that kind of situation.
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((DON CALDWELL/SPECIAL PROSECUTOR: AND I THINK THAT THAT IS THE BOTTOM LINE. I DON'T THINK THAT YOU'LL HAVE ANYBODY WITH THE DANVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT THAT WOULD ARGUE IN HINDSIGHT, AS WE SIT HERE ON MONDAY MORNING, COULD WE HAVE DONE THIS BETTER? I JUST DON'T THINK THAT ANYBODY IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS GOING TO SAY THAT.))
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[OUT Q=going to say that.]
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The three officers involved in the shooting have returned to active duty.
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[7-11Bruer]


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A drug informant helped authorities make their case against Deputy U-S Marshal Joe Bruer.
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[V/O-NAT] Bruer faces a charge of possessing crack cocaine, but he waived the opportunity for a preliminary hearing yesterday. Instead the judge heard evidence against Bruer's wife, Lois, and their daughter, Keisha. They were accused of beating up Loren Green. Witnesses testified Green had been living with Joe Bruer.
Though she had moved out of his apartment, he continued to pay her rent, according to the apartment manager. Lois and Keisha Bruer accosted Green the day of JOE Bruer's arrest... even though she approached them carrying a big stick.
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((KATHY KING/APARTMENT MANAGER; THEY WERE JUST HOLLERING AND SCREAMING AT EACH OTHER. AND THE NEXT I SEEN KEISHA HAD LOREN DOWN FROM BEHIND AND MRS. BRUER WAS IN FRONT OF HER AND THE STICK WAS GOING EVERY WHICH WAY. I DON'T KNOW WHO HAD THE STICK. ))
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[OUT Q=who had the stick.]
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Though the two Bruer women were accused of trying to intimidate Green- -perhaps trying to prevent her from testifying against the Deputy Marshal- -the Judge dismissed that charge. Judge Vince Lilley found Lois and Keisha Bruer guilty of assault, and fined them ONE dollar.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
The heat is on-- with a heat index making it feel like it's around 100 degrees.
Brent Watts has the forecast, coming up after the news.




[45-11Burrow-Fund]


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The government alleges that the former president of the National D-Day Memorial Foundation is a crook ...
But to dozens of D-Day veterans, he's a hero...
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In just two weeks' time, Hugh Wills collected more than 8-thousand dollars from his fellow veterans to help Richard Burrow fight fraud charges.
Wills sent letters to 500 veterans from the 29th Division, asking for donations.
Since then, 70 have answered with contributions ... from three dollars to one-thousand.
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((HUGH WILLS/BURROW LEGAL FUND: I'M GRATEFUL THAT IT'S THERE AND NO MATTER WHAT MONETARY PROBLEMS THEY'RE IN -- SEVERAL MILLION -- NO ONE IS GOING TO TAKE IT AWAY FROM US. IT'S GOING TO BE THERE AND BY AND BY, SOONER OR LATER THE MEMORIAL WILL GET PAID FOR.))
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[OUT Q=get paid for.]
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The 25-million-dollar D-Day Memorial is 5-million dollars in debt.
Burrow is charged with lying to donors and lenders to secure funding for the memorial.
His trial is set for September Third in Lynchburg.
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[45-11Arsenal-River]


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The army wants to close a section of the New River to help protect the Radford Arsenal.
Yesterday, Senator George Allen joined fisherman to oppose the plan.
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The Arsenal has proposed shutting down four and half miles of the river to the public near its facility. Officials say it's for security reasons. Local outdoorsmen have spoken out against the idea .... saying it restricts their recreation activities. It a letter released yesterday, Senator Allen asks the Secretary of the Army to drop the proposal. Allen says the plant would be no more secure under the plan than it is now. A public hearing on the matter is already scheduled for July 24th at Blacksburg Middle School.
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[45-11Intermet]


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The wheels are in motion for a big project at Radford's New River Foundry...
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Intermet is announcing a one-hundred MILLION dollar contract with an automotive company to make axle castings. The Foundry's products will be used on light trucks made by Ford. Officials say production begins this quarter and will continue for four years. A spokesman says it's unclear if they will be hiring because of the contract.... "The New River Foundry has been slowly adding employees during the last couple months as the new work began to launch," he says. "It remains to be seen whether or not more will be added and when. It will depend on customer requirements as we get into full production." There are 254-employees currently working at the plant. It's the highest number since an explosion at the location in the March of 2000.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Sunny and hot today, with highs in the 90s.
Brent Watts has the forecast right after the news.






[8-11Wilkins]


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It's official... former House Speaker Vance Wilkins is leaving the House of Delegates...
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In a letter sent yesterday morning to supporters and Republican leaders, Wilkins announced he will give up his seat on August 15th.
Wilkins has represented Amherst in the General Assembly for more than 24 years.
The 65-year-old lawmaker said the decision to step down was "very difficult" and that he received many calls and letters urging him to keep his job.
Democratic Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine said yesterday Wilkins made the right decision.
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Wilkins became the state's first Republican Speaker two years ago.
Last month he resigned as Speaker after admitting to paying 100-thousand dollars to settle a sexual harassment suit.
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[8-6-Candidates]


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The line of candidates for Wilkins' seat is already forming.
One of the Democrats seeking the nomination is Mimi Elrod of Lexington.
She's the widow of John Elrod, the late president of Washington and Lee University.
Amherst businessman, Rodney Taylor, is also thinking about going after the Democratic nomination.
Taylor is a former Amherst County supervisor, and owns the High Peaks Sportswear stores.

[8-11Lottery-Schools]


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Virginia lottery officials have announced their latest winner...
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Virginia's schools received a record 367- million dollars this year from lottery profits..that's over one million dollars a day.
Lottery officials say it's their best year ever.
Sales of every Virginia Lottery product, from scratch games to MegaMillions, increased in fiscal year 2002 leading to record profits.
By law, all those profits go to public education.
Officials say the lottery provides crucial funds for schools without raising taxes.
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[IN Q=The citizens of Virginia]
[SUPER=01-Penelope Kyle/Virginia Lottery Executive Director]
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[OUT Q=than to have to have their taxes raised.]
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Officials say 33- cents of every ticket sold goes toward public education.
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