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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Expect more sunshine today, with pleasant highs in the low 80s.
Patrick Evans has the seven- day outlook, in just a few minutes.





[7-2-Roanoke-Fires]


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A fire in Roanoke this morning left 5 people injured..one of them seriously.
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Firefighters responded to 1310 Thomason Road around 4:45. Authorities have released little information, but they do say one man suffered third degree burns to 60 percent of his body. He was transported to University of Virginia Medical Center. Another man also suffered burns and is being treated in Roanoke. Two children and an elderly woman suffered smoke inhalation.
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This was the second of two fires in Roanoke this morning. Firefighters also responded to 1812 10-th Street Northwest around 2 A-M. Authorities say the house did have a number of domestic animals. They were able to save three dogs-- but some other animals did not survive.


[7-11West-Nile]


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There are no NEW confirmed cases of West Nile Virus in western Virginia, but health officials were fielding numerous reports of dead birds.
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Many of those birds will be evaluated. Local health officials also have plans to work with the Virginia Tech Department of Epidemiology to test adult mosquitos for the presence of the virus.
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((DICK TABB/ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH MANAGER; WITH THE POSITIVE CROW IN PATRICK COUNTY, AWARENESS IS DEFINITELY UP AND WE'VE GOTTEN MANY REPORTS OF DEAD BIRDS. I THINK TODAY WE'VE GOTTEN NINE BIRDS COLLECTED, WHICH IS DEFINITELY A SPIKE.))
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West Nile Virus hasn't been detected in the Roanoke Valley, but health officials say it's probably just a matter of time before cases are confirmed here.
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[7-11Nile-Richmond]


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The arrival of West Nile virus in the region is no reason to panic...so says state health officials.
The virus has been blamed for at least 20 deaths in the country since it first appeared in New York three years ago.
State health officials say despite the virus' deadly potential, most people bitten by an infected mosquito don't even become sick.
They're asking residents who find dead birds on their lawn, not to panic.
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Health officials do recommend wearing gloves and double-bagging when disposing of any dead bird.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Unseasonably cool weather for the next couple of days..
Patrick Evans has the complete forecast, coming up after the news.






[45-11Reyes]


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Nearly five years after his arrest and prosecution, abortion protester John Reyes (RAY-iss) has lost his legal battle with the city of Lynchburg.
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Reyes was convicted of trespassing during an anti-abortion rally at E.C. Glass High School in 1997...
He appealed his prosecution based on the premise that the city's parade permit law was unconstitutional.
Yesterday, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals denied Reyes' claim for nominal damages, because his rights were never violated.
City officials say that also means Reyes' attorney cannot recover any of the legal fees spent pursuing the appeal.

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[45-11Night-Out]


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A National Night Out encouraged some Roanoke neighborhoods to come together...
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Last night, Roanoke Police sponsored community activities at seven locations. The ideas is to support anti-crime activities in hopes that the community can help fight crime in their area. More than 50-people joined in the festivities on Melrose Avenue. Officials say it lets the community know people are working to make the area safer.
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((ESTELLE H. MCCADDEN/PRES., MELROSE RUGBY NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH; DETER CRIME, DETER DRUGS, WHATEVER, AND THIS IS ONE WAY YOU CAN GET PEOPLE TO KNOW WE ARE HERE, GET THEM TO COME OUT AND SEE WHAT WE'RE ALL ABOUT AND YOU KNOW THIS MAKES FOR A BETTER, I GUESS TOGETHERNESS. ))
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The night also gave police officers a chance to get out of their patrol cars and get together with local residents. Officers say interacting with people on that level makes them more accessible.
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[45-11KB-Toys]


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It may still be summer- but K-B Toys is already looking for some Christmas helpers...
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Actually the company needs to hire about 14-hundred seasonal employees to fill orders at its distribution center near Danville.
K-B says it's offering competitive wages with plenty of opportunity for overtime as it adds a second shift for the holiday season.
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((RALPH WEAR/FULFILLMENT CENTER DIRECTOR: WE'RE STARTING NOW. IF PEOPLE ARE INTERESTED, THIS IS THE TIME TO START COMING OUT AND GETTING YOUR APPLICATIONS FILLED OUT. WE HAVE A REALLY QUICK RAMP-UP AND IT HAPPENS THROUGHOUT SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER AND THEN IN NOVEMBER WE'RE THERE, AND FROM NOVEMBER THROUGH DECEMBER, WE'RE AT OUR PEAK CAPACITY.))
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[OUT Q=our peak capacity.]
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Wear (ware) says the plant will ship about 190-thousand toys a day during the height of the holiday shopping season.
K-B took over the plant last year when E-Toys went bankrupt.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
No rain in the forecast for the next several days.
Temperatures will stay cool.
Patrick Evans has details, coming up.






[8-2-Roanoke-Fires]


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A fire in Roanoke this morning left 5 people injured..one of them seriously.
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Firefighters responded to 1330 Thomason Road around 4:45. Authorities have released little information, but they do say one man suffered third degree burns to 60 percent of his body. He was transported to University of Virginia Medical Center. Another man also suffered burns and is being treated in Roanoke. Meanwhile, two children and an elderly woman suffered smoke inhalation.
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This was the second of two fires in Roanoke this morning. Firefighters also responded to 1812 10-th Street Northwest around 2 A-M. Authorities say the house did have a number of domestic animals. They were able to save three dogs-- but some other animals did not survive.

[8-11Taliaferro]


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A final salute yesterday to the man who helped Salem become the "City of Champions"...
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About 200 people came to pay their last respects to former mayor Jim Taliaferro.
The 22-year leader of City Council was buried in Salem's East Hill Cemetery yesterday morning.
Taliferro died Saturday at the age of 66, after a battle with liver cancer.
At his funeral, he was remembered as a man who got things done for Salem, as well as a family man and avid sportsman.
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((KELVIN BOLWES/SALEM AVALANCHE OWNER: I CALL HIM A LEADER. THAT'S WHAT HE WAS ... HE JUST GOT THINGS DONE. AND HE DID SO MANY THINGS. YOU CAN TELL BY THE COMPLEXES THAT WERE SO RIGHTFULLY NAMED AFTER HIM. AND HE DID IT WITHOUT PUTTING THE CITY IN DEBT.))
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((HOWARD PACKETT/SALEM COUNCILMAN: I THINK HE SORT OF MADE US WHAT WE ARE TODAY. SALEM'S UNIQUE AND JIM SORT OF MADE US THAT WAY. THERE WERE A LOT BEFORE HIM AND A LOT AFTER HIM, BUT HE WAS A UNIQUE PERSON.))
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Taliaferro's contributions will be felt for decades to come.
He's credited with helping make Salem's school system independent and with getting the city's baseball and football stadiums built.
They were renamed in his honor back in March.
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[8-11Fitzpatrick]


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The entrance to Roanoke's hall of justice has a new name to honor a judge who served on the bench for 25- years...
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Yesterday, a ceremony dedicated the atrium of the building to Judge Beverly Fitzpatrick Senior.
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Fitzpatrick passed away two years ago at the age of 80. He's remembered as a compassionate judge and strong civic leader. As a judge he founded the honor court - - a program aimed at giving alcoholics a choice of jail or rehabilitation. In his community.... Fitzpatrick is credited with leading the efforts to save the old Jefferson High School by turning it into the Jefferson Center.
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