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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... we start the month of August with temperatures in the 90's...
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have the complete forecast coming up in just a few minutes...





[7-11Giles-Flood]


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Giles County officials are meeting tonight to tally the cost of last week's flood damage...
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County Administrator John Talbott says the figures could be as high as 3-million dollars. Emergency personnel and public service officials will attend the meeting to submit their estimates. Flash flooding hit the area in the early morning hours last Friday.... About 300 homes and businesses were damaged. To add to the troubles- a water main broke and residents were asked to conserve.
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[7-11Warner-Drought]


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Area farmers are struggling to get by after a three- year drought left them with few options...
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Even Virginia's most powerful man said his hands were tied as he toured Bill Poage's parched cornfield yesterday.


Governor Warner said he CAN ask the federal government to hurry up with disaster aid...
He's also working on a state water policy and thinking about statewide water restrictions ... but there's no legislation that will help farmers out of the drought.
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((WARNER: THERE IS A MUCH HIGHER POWER WE NEED TO APPEAL TO... MUCH HIGHER THAN THE GOVERNOR.))
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((BILL POAGE/FARMER: IT'S RIGHT DEVASTATING RIGHT NOW. IT'S BEEN TO THE POINT WERE GOING TO BE BUYING FEED ...TERRIFIC AMOUNT..))
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Bill Poage has run a dairy and vegetable farm for 50 years.
This is the first time he's had to buy feed to get his cows through the winter... at a cost of 40-thousand dollars.
To help, Warner cut weight restrictions for trucks carrying hay... making it easier and cheaper for farmers who can't grow their own.
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[7-6-Truckers]


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A growing number of Virginia manufacturers and trucking firms are lining up to oppose tolls on Interstate 81.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


The Virginia Department of Transportation is now considering a proposal that would impose tolls on trucks to pay for the construction of additional lanes.
But opponents say the plan could compromise safety, create major traffic problems in other areas and put an unfair burden on trucking firms and their customers.
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((DALE BENNETT: FIRST OF ALL WE THINK THAT THERE ARE CONCERNS AND HARMFUL IMPACTS OF THE STAR SOLUTIONS PROPOSAL THAT PEOPLE NEED TO STOP AND THINK ABOUT BEFORE THEY DECIDE THAT'S THE PLAN THEY WANT TO SUPPORT.))
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Dale Bennett spoke to the Roanoke Kiwanis Club yesterday afternoon.
He is the co-chairman of Smart Solutions, a coalition that was created to oppose the Star Solutions plan.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Mostly sunny today with highs again topping out in the 90s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the forecast, up next.






[45-6-Langford]


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A Lynchburg man charged with the city's first murder of the year will undergo a psychiatric evaluation to see if he's fit to stand trial.
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47-year-old Randall Lee Langford is accused of shooting to death 51-year-old Loretta Lynn Napier in March.
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Police say Langford and Napier were longtime friends.. they haven't discussed a motive for the shooting.
Langford was scheduled for a preliminary hearing yesterday morning, but it was continued at the request of his attorneys so he can be evaluated.
A new hearing is set for October.
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[45-6-ASL-Shooting]


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[SUPER=03-Grundy/Last Month;]

The psychiatric evaluations of Appalachian School of Law shooting suspect Peter Odighizuwa are in ... but sealed ...
Last month a judge ordered him to undergo evaluations by two experts. Yesterday, his defense attorney said the findings are in and that they both reach the same conclusion. A hearing is scheduled for next Thursday in Buchanan County Court. The judge will determine if Odighizuwa is fit to stand trial. He is facing capital murder charges for the January shooting deaths of three people at the Appalachian School of Law

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[45-11Clark-Bankruptcy]


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A Nashville record company says the "Clark Family Experience" filed bankruptcy for the sole purpose of escaping from its contract.
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The six Clark brothers have ties to Franklin County, and they recently filed for bankruptcy protection in Roanoke.
Signed to Curb Records in 1998, they're still waiting for THEIR first album, now scheduled for release next month. The group maintains that it doesn't have enough income to meet its financial obligations.
But in a response filed this week, lawyers for Curb Records maintain the Clarks transferred assets before filing for bankruptcy protection, and overstated THEIR debts.
Curb is asking the court to dismiss the Clarks' petitions, or transfer the cases to the bankruptcy court in Tennessee.
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Yesterday, one of the Clarks' attorneys said Curb's motion is without merit. Calvin Smith said testimony at the creditors meeting earlier this month made it clear that the brothers are not able to pay their debts.
A Bankruptcy Court judge will consider the case in September.

[45-Duncan]


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A longtime local radio personality will be signing off for the last time...
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;]

Slam Duncan is leaving Roanoke to work for W-S-I-X... which is Nashville's top rated country music station. His final broadcast on J -93 point 5 is tomorrow afternoon from 3 until 7.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Look for highs in the 90s for the first day of August.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the forecast, straight ahead.






[8-11Fingerprints]


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Virginia State troopers now have a high tech way to track down criminals...
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[SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co.;]


Yesterday, Officials showed off a state-of-the-art fingerprint finder.
They say it will dramatically decrease the time spent at a crime scene searching for fingerprints.
The equipment should also help investigators locate evidence that might otherwise go unnoticed.
State police purchased seven fingerprint imagers.
Two are destined for Southwest Virginia.
The Salem and Wytheville divisions will both receive one of the high-tech gadgets.
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Fighting crime isn't cheap however... each fingerprint imager cost the state 15- thousand dollars.
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[8-11FEMA-Grant]


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Some new equipment will help the Salem Fire Department fight fires a little safer...
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Yesterday, Congressman Bob Goodlatte helped present officials with just over 111-thousand dollars. Provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency ...it will purchase 38 modern self-contained breathing apparatus units.. Fire officials say the units make going into a burning building safer.
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((S. E. HITE/SALEM FIRE DEPARTMENT; HE NOW HAS AN ALARM WHICH WE DIDN'T HAVE BEFORE THAT NOW IF HE GOES DOWN OR HAS TROUBLE ONE HE CAN ARM IT AND IDENTIFY HE HAS A PROBLEM OR IF HE GOES DOWN HIMSELF HE CAN NOT TELL ANYBODY THAT SYSTEM WILL ALARM.))
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Fire officials say the units are also smaller and lighter. Salem had been using its previous breathing units for about 25-years. As part of the FEMA program... the department will provide about 12-thousand dollars for the equipment upgrades.
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Western Virginia's new U-S Marshal says he wants to step away from solely being an administrator so he can spend time in the field with his deputies...
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[SUPER=03-Wythe Co./File Tape;]

After nearly two decades as Sheriff of Wythe County, Wayne Pike doesn't intend to change his style... as a hands-on leader.
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On his first full day on the job, Pike is looking forward to working with his staff of deputies.
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((WAYNE PIKE/US MARSHAL: IF THEY HAVE A TAC-TEAM OPERATION, I'LL BE THERE. AND I'LL DO MY ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES LIKE I DID AS SHERIFF. I'LL BE OUT AT NIGHT WORKING WITH THE GUYS. I THINK IF YOU DON'T HAVE CONTACT WITH THE GUYS WHO ARE OUT DOING THE WORK, YOU LOSE FOCUS ON WHAT'S GOING ON. AND I THINK THEY RESPECT YOU MORE IF YOU DO THAT.))
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U-S Marshals track down fugitives, transport prisoners and provide courthouse security.

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