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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... there is a possiblity of an afternoon thunderstorm today...
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have the full forecast details coming up right after the news...





[7-Franklin-Accident]


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Authorities say alcohol was a factor in a single vehicle accident that killed a 14- year old Franklin County girl. It happened around 9 o-clock last night on Hatchett Road. State Police say 40- year old Velda Mewcomb Hudson of Penhook ran off the right side of the road, overcorrected, and the truck overturned. The driver's daughter, Amy Lucille Hudson, was ejected from the vehicle. She died from her injuries. The mother is being treated for minor injuries. Charges are pending.


[7-11Bedford-Ax]


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A head-on collision near Smith Mountain Lake injures four people...
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]


It happened around 12-30 yesterday on White House Road south of Moneta.
Police say a Ford Explorer driven by 31-year-old Josie Reed was headed north on Route 6-08 when she collided with another car nearly head-on.
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[IN Q=The driver of]

((TROOPER G.R. SNEAD/STATE POLICE: THE DRIVER OF THE FORD EXPLORER FOR SOME REASON WAS OVER IN THE OPPOSITE LANE, ALMOST COMPLETELY IN THE LANE, OTHER THAN THE RIGHT SIDE OF HER TIRES WERE ON THE YELLOW LINE.))
[SUPER=01-G. R. Snead/Virginia State Police]
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[OUT Q=on the yellow line.]
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Three juveniles in the Honda were injured.. it took rescue crews more than a half hour to extricate one passenger from the car.
None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening.
Reed also suffered minor injuries in the crash.. she will be charged with reckless driving.
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[7-Henry-Robbery]


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A Henry County man is hospitalized after being shot during a robbery. Police say that three black males entered Jose Valderrama's Martinsville home Tuesday night demanding money and drugs from the occupants. Jose was NOT home at the time... so the robbers went next door to his brother Lucas' home with the same demands. The robbers searched both homes and took cash. They kept control over the occupants until Jose came home... and then demanded money and drugs from HIM. During the incident- Coleman Lawrence pulled up to the residence and Jose tried to flee... but the robbers forcibly removed both men. Jose Valderrama was shot once in the arm and stomach. Lawrence was also robbed... and the suspects fled the scene. In all... the robbers got away with ten- thousand-800 dollars from a total of seven people.

[7-11West-Nile]


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More birds infected with the West Nile virus have now been found in the Lynchburg area.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;]

On Tuesday, the Cental Health District received word that a crow found near Campbell Avenue tested positive, and yesterday test results showed a bird found off of Route 24 in Appomattox was infected. Last week, an infected pigeon was found in the Hill City. So far, no people in Southwest Virginia have been reported infected.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Scattered showers and storms are possible today, so bring along an umbrella.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, coming up.





[45-11Wilder-Cuts]


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Former Governor Doug Wilder is not seeing eye-to-eye with a state commission he chairs.
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Yesterday, the commission studying government waste refused to adopt Wilder's recommendations, which included eliminating several state agencies and a Cabinet position.
The panel instead voted to provide Governor Mark Warner with general criteria for making his own cuts.
Wilder says the mandate of the Commission was to propose specific agency cuts.
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Wilder says he'll ask Warner, who's on vacation, whether the governor wants the panel to offer specific recommendations.
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[45-11Meeks]


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Amherst County is mourning the loss of its longtime prosecutor.
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[SUPER=03-Amherst Co./File Tape;]

Commonwealth's attorney Ed Meeks passed away at the hospital Tuesday night-- after becoming ill over the weekend. The 55- year old Meeks had served as Amherst's prosecutor since 1977. The family will receive visitors tonight at the Whitten Monelison Funeral home in Amherst. Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning.
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[45-11Scott]


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The city of Danville is also grieving. According to Scott Funeral home, Danville city councilman Charles Scott died yesterday while visiting Florida. The 49- year old Scott, who suffered from diabetes, was first elected to Danville city council in 1998. Scott was vice president of Wyatt Buick, a pilot and a former Chairman of the Danville Regional Airport Commission.
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[45-11Oregon-Fires]


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A Virginia Tech Forestry professor put his skills to the test for two weeks... fighting wildfires in Oregon...
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Shep Zedaker (Zed-uh-ker) is one of 20 volunteer firefighters from around the region...who traveled to Medford in Southern Oregon last month to help battle the fires.
Zedaker teaches a firefighting course at Virginia Tech and during his trip, he managed to brush up on his own skills and obtain a fire crew boss certification... something he says will help him in the classroom later on.
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((SHEP ZEDAKER/VIRGINIA TECH FORESTRY PROFESSOR; BEFORE, YOU KNOW, WHEN WE HAD A FIRE OVER THE STATE LINES, WE COULDN'T GO UNLESS SOMEBODY ELSE WAS THEIR LEADER. SO, NOW, WE CAN GO WITH ME TAKING THE CREW OVER THERE SO THAT'S A BENEFIT TO US.))
[SUPER=01-Shep Zedaker/Virginia Tech Forestry Professor;]
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[OUTQ=benefit to us.]
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Zedaker says right now, the fires are about 25-percent contained.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Temperatures will end up a touch cooler this afternoon, with some showers possible.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has more on that, up next in the forecast.






[8-Franklin-Accident]


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Authorities say alcohol was a factor in a single vehicle accident that killed a 14- year old Franklin County girl. It happened around 9 o-clock last night on Hatchett Road. State Police say 40- year old Velda Mewcomb Hudson of Penhook ran off the right side of the road, overcorrected, and the truck overturned. The driver's daughter, Amy Lucille Hudson, was ejected from the vehicle. She died from her injuries. The mother is being treated for minor injuries. Charges are pending.


[8-11Campbell-Murder]


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Campbell County authorities continue their search for the gunman in a fatal shooting near Lynch Station Tuesday night...
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Around midnight, authorities say a masked gunman walked into this home on Dearing Ford Road and shot to death 26-year-old Tony O'Brien Stone.
Stone's two brothers, his mother and an infant child were also in the house at the time, but they were not injured.
Police would not discuss a motive, but say the shooting did "not" appear to be random.
Investigators are pursuing several leads but no arrest has been made.
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[8-11Dominion-Power]


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Striking Dominion Virginia Power workers marched outside the state capitol yesterday... and then marched back to the bargaining table.
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((NATS: LOCAL 50, ON STRIKE, LOCAL 50, ON STRIKE.))
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Workers have been on strike since August 2nd.
They're demanding better pensions and health care plans for retirees.
Yesterday, Dominion offered them a new 5-year contract proposal that it says improves those things.
The union represents 37-hundred workers in Virginia, North Carolina and West Virginia.
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[8-6-Muse-Spring]


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The city of Roanoke continues to search for new sources of water.
By next week, a well in southeast Roanoke could be pumping a million gallons a day.
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The health department has approved the site, and crews are now making final preparations to bring the well on-line.
Muse Spring once served the city as a source of drinking water, and officials believe a deep well there will provide a steady supply of high quality water.
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[IN Q=We hope to have it turned on]

((MIKE MCEVOY: WE HOPE TO HAVE IT TURNED ON IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. WE'RE BEHIND ON CONSTRUCTION. THIS ONE WAS PUT TOGETHER ON THE FLY, SO WE'VE HAD SOME MATERIAL ISSUES IN GETTING THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT IN PLACE, BUT THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT HAS APPROVED THE SITE AND WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT GETTING IT GOING.))
[SUPER=01-Mike McEvoy/Roanoke City Utilities Director;]
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[OUT Q=getting it going.]
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A geologist has also identified five other locations that appear to be promising locations for new wells.
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