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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Another day of summerlike temperatures with highs near 90...
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your mid-week forecast coming up right after the news...





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Authorities in Carroll County arrested an Austinville man on drug charges. Police say 26- year- old Jason Matthew Lawson has been charged with possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, possession of a firearm while having a controlled substance, and possession of marijuana. Police say that they seized several firearms and a quantity of cocaine that was packaged for re-sale. Lawson has been charged under Virginia's Exile Law- which requires a mandatory prison sentence upon conviction.


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Cruising on Williamson Road is a growing problem... so this summer, Roanoke City Council has tried to put the brakes on the trend.
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Signs went up along Williamson making it illegal to turn left between nine P-M and three A-M. The hope is that they can deter cruising if it is harder for drivers to find a place to turn around. Residents on affected streets such as Trinkle, Preston and Christian Avenues say NOT being able to turn into their neighborhood isn't fair.
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((LEON WHITMER/ RESIDENT: THAT IS WHAT MOST OF THE CITIZENS IN THIS AREA THINK, WE'RE BEING PUNISHED AND THE CRUISERS ARE NOT BEING STOPPED.))
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Whitmer took his concerns and a petition with over 100- signatures to City Council yesterday. Council admitted the signs are an inconvenience for the neighborhood, and agreed to study the problem in more detail.

Meanwhile, those who do make a left turn are at risk for a ticket.
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[7-11Bond-vote]


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Two bond issues on November's ballot are starting to get a lot of attention.
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Lawmakers and students gathered yesterday in support of raising money for Virginia's colleges and state parks.
The higher education bond is expected to raise over 900- million dollars for renovation and construction at state colleges and universities.
A separate bond referendum would provide over 119- million dollars to maintain Virginia's 34 state parks and preserve open space.
Supporters of the initiatives will spend the next 60 days drumming up votes.
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Both bond initiatives have bipartisan support.
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Washington and Lee's new president will be inaugurated later today, as a special part of the university's fall convocation exercises. Dr. Thomas Burish will officially become the 24th president in the institution's 254-year history .. and he's expected to outline his goals for Washington and Lee. Burish has been on the job in Lexington since July 1st.


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Maybe some stray showers here and there today...otherwise look for more dry, hot weather.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, coming up in the forecast.






[45-11Hairston]


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The search for a missing woman from Martinsville is over.
62-year old Maxine Hairston was visiting her granddaughter in Charlotte, North Carolina over the Labor Day weekend when she disappeared. She was spotted late last night walking in a field near Charlotte.
A passerby picked up Hariston and drove her to a nearby church where she was reunited with her family.

[45-11Parkway-Body]


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An artist's rendering might help Roanoke County Police solve the mystery of a body found along the Parkway last May.
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The partially decomposed body was discovered at the Poages Mill overlook by a group of friends playing frisbee. Investigators say they are running toxicology and other tests to determine the victim's identity, but right now are pretty much "stuck".
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That's why they've used the man's skull to reconstruct his facial features out of clay.
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The man is described as being white, between 55 and 75 years old, and weighing between 150 and 170 pounds. Investigators believe he had light brown or grey hair and stood about 6 feet tall.
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[WIPE TO FULL SCREEN BOARD] If you have any information about the man's identity you can call the FBI at 344-5561, Roanoke County Police at 561-8064 or the National Park Service at 767-2213, extension 18.
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Family and friends hold onto hope for the safe return of Jennifer Short.
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They're also trying to keep active in the search for the missing nine- year old. This weekend-- Jennifer's great uncle is planning a cook-out to raise money.
It'll go toward a reward fund established in Jennifer's name at First National Bank in Boones Mill. But Frank Arrington says he needs the public's help. He's hoping the community and local businesses will donate food and other supplies.
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((FRANK ARRINGTON/MICHAEL SHORT'S UNCLE; BOTH MICHAEL SHORT'S FAMILY AND MARY'S FAMILY MEMBERS FROM BOTH SIDES WILL BE THERE TO HELP OUT WITH THIS, I THINK IT'S GOING TO TURN OUT TO BE A GOOD THING AND SHOULD RAISE A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF MONEY, AND 100- PERCENT OF WHATEVER'S RAISED WILL GO RIGHT BACK INTO THE FUND FOR HER SAFE RETURN. ))
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The cook-out will be held Saturday, from one until five, at Dudley's Truck Stop on Route 220- just North of Rocky Mount. If you'd like to make a donation-- you can contact Arrington at 540- 721-2850.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
A possibility of scattered showers today-- with temperatures near 90.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, coming up.






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A Campbell County woman could spend up to 53 years in prison for the February shooting death of her husband.
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It took the jury less than three hours yesterday to determine Elizabeth Farinacci shot her husband Frank and left him to die in their garage. The 48-year old showed no reaction to the verdict.
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Last week, she'd testified in her own defense saying she'd been threatened into confessing to the crime and was afraid for her own life. But Friday, Farinacci cried on the stand saying she wasn't capable of hurting her husband. The four day trial wrapped up yesterday with a conviction on first degree murder and firearms charges. Sentencing is scheduled for November 27th.
Farinacci's lawyer says it's likely she'll appeal.
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A former Lynchburg official says he's been cleared of charges of improper spending at Norfolk State University.
Al Grant says a special internal audit found no apparent fraud or abuse in travel and other expenses he incurred while on the school's board of visitors.
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Grant was indicted in June on 13 counts of embezzlement.
He was accused of running up improper expenses while he was a member of the Lynchburg electoral board.
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[8-11Stress]


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The one year anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks will most likely be an emotional day for many Americans...
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Psychologist Rick Seidel says it may help to limit the amount of television you watch concerning the attacks... that's especially important for children.
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((RICK SEIDEL/CARILION BEHAVIORAL HEALTH; YOU DON'T WANT TO IGNORE IT. BUT YOU DON'T WANT TO SPEND HOURS IN FRONT OF THE TV HAVING THOSE IMAGES REPLAYED FOR YOU. I DON'T THINK THAT WOULD BE VERY USEFUL))
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Seidel says the one year anniversary of any tragic event or death is often the most difficult.
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((WHEN YOU COME BACK TO THAT 1ST ANNIVERSARY A LOT OF THINGS TRIGGER MEMORIES... PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT IT, THINGS THAT WILL BE IN THE MEDIA FOR EXAMPLE THAT WILL TRIGGER MEMORIES. AND WITH THOSE MEMORIES ARE GOING TO COME THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS))
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Seidel says talking about those feelings and what happened and why is an important step in the healing process.
He also recommends taking time to honor those who lost their lives and to appreciate your family and friends.
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[8-11City-Council]


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The water is flowing at Roanoke's newest water source...
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The Muse Spring Well went on-line yesterday... producing 1-million gallons of water for residents each day. The City's Director of Utilities says all the water it provides will be utilized while we remain under drought conditions. Located on city property in southeast Roanoke, it was drilled last summer but only just completed. Officials say the project cost about 100-thousand dollars. Five other city locations are being considered as possible sites for additional wells.
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