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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... it is cool as you head out the door this morning but temperatures will warm up this afternoon...
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your weekend forecast coming up in just a few minutes...





[7-AM-House-Fire]


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A Roanoke County home was heavily damaged by fire last night...
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Night;]


The fire broke out at this home in the 53-hundred block of Fallowater Lane off 419 just before 10:30.
Firefighters arrived to find the house fully involved.
Investigators believe the fire started in the front bedroom, but they're still trying to determine a cause.
A father and his three kids were home but all got out safely.
Damage estimates top more than fifty- thousand dollars.
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[7-11Redistricting]


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The controversial state redistricting case is back in the courtroom...
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


The Virginia Supreme Court heard the appeal of a ruling by Salem Judge Richard Pattisall that the state's legislative lines were racially gerrymandered.
Earlier this year Pattisall threw out the new voting districts drawn by Republicans, saying the plan violated Virginia's Constitution.
Lawyers for the Attorney General's office argued yesterday that Pattisall acted with bias and that Salem was not the appropriate venue for the case.
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[SOT 10:38:04]
[IN Q=JUDGE PATTISALL WENT OUT OF THE WAY]
[SUPER=@Kilgore; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple/(D) Arlington; :10]
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[OUT Q=IS AN ERRONEOUS ARGUMENT.]
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If the redistricting plan is invalidated, it could mean new elections for the entire House of Delegates.
A ruling from the Virginia Supreme Court is expected on November 1st.
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[7-11Landscaping]


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A well established lawn care business is drying up because of the drought...
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Industrial Saw and Mower Service in Roanoke is closing its doors at locations on Williamson and Brambleton Roads. Owner David Rakes say the drought is the number one reason why. He says sales have dropped 35 to 45 percent.
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[SOT 8:03:45 // 8:11:08]
[IN Q=continuous ]

((DAVID RAKES/STORE OWNER; CONTINUOUS DROUGHT WHICH HAS DEVASTATED OUR SALES AS WELL AS OUR PARTS AND SERVICE BUSINESS FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS.)) ((STEVE WIRT/STORE TECHNICIAN; PEOPLE REALLY AREN'T CUTTING THEIR GRASS THEIR MOWERS AREN'T BREAKING THEIR NOT BUYING MOWERS THEIR NOT GETTING THEM FIXED.))
[SUPER=01-David Rakes/Store Owner; :00]
[SUPER=01-Steve Wirt/Store Technician; :10]
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[OUT Q=THEM FIXED]
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The Williamson location has sold and serviced lawn equipment for 20-years. Rakes has owned the business for about four-years. Closeout sales to liquidate merchandise last through the end of the month.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Sunny today and tomorrow-- but showers could arrive by Sunday.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, straight ahead in the forecast.





[45-11Parkway-Body]


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Authorites have identified the body found along the Blue Ridge Parkway .. four months after the remains were first discovered.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./May 5;]

An investigator fashioned a clay bust out of the skull.
A day after the bust was displayed last week, someone called saying he'd seen the man at a knife and gun show in Pennsylvania.
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[SOT 1:06:15]
[IN Q=]

((JOHN BROWNLEE/ US ATTORNEY: BASED ON THAT TIP LAW ENFORCEMENT WAS ABLE TO CONFIRM THE MR. IMHAUSER HAD BEEN MISSING FOR SEVERAL MONTHS. NOW DENTAL RECORDS HAVE POSITIVELY DETERMINED THE BODY WAS THAT OF HENRY IMHAUSER.))
[SUPER=01-John Brownlee/U. S. Attorney;]
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[OUT Q=that of Henry Imhauser.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The F-B-I and Roanoke County police are still looking for help in determining how "Ike" Imhauser (IM-how-zer) died and how his body ended up on a parkway overlook.

[45-11Missing-Girl]


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A lack of leads in the Jennifer Short case, could prompt the Henry County Sheriff to cut back on manpower by next week...
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It's been four weeks since the 9-year-old was snatched from her bed and her parents left dead where they slept.
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


There are more than 20 state and local investigators on the case now, but Sheriff Cassell says he will gradually shift some of them to other work.
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[SOT 2:37:10 - 17]
[IN Q=Certainly, I]

((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF: CERTAINLY, I WON'T TELL THEM THEY CAN'T WORK ON IT WHILE THEY'RE WORKING ON OTHER CASES, BUT WE'VE GOT TO GET SOME OF THESE PEOPLE BACK ON ROUTINE STUFF BECAUSE THAT GOES ON.))
[SUPER=01-Frank Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff;]
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[OUT Q=that goes on.]
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Cassell says he's certain Henry County WILL solve the case.
Starting today, divers plan to search parts of Philpott Lake ... Cassell won't say why.
Jennifer's relatives believe someone may be holding her.
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[SOT 59:45 - :04]

((FRANK ARRINGTON/JENNIFER'S UNCLE: I FEEL SHE IS ALIVE AND THAT'S BEEN IN MY PRAYERS.... HOPE WE DO FIND HER ALIVE.))

[SUPER=01-Frank Arrington/Jennifer's Uncle;]
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Jennifer's relatives will hold a candlelight vigil on Sunday night at 8 o-clock, rain or shine.
They invite the public to bring a candle to Sissy's Flea Market on Route 220, across from the family's house.

[45-11Fleming-Gun]


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Roanoke Police acted on tip when they went to William Fleming High School yesterday. Police then caught a 15 year old student with a gun and drugs on school property.
The unidentified teen was charged with possession of a firearm on school property and possession of crack cocaine.

[45-11Liberty-Bridge]


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The Liberty Road bridge in Roanoke is still closed, but it could re-open next week.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The bridge was damaged onWednesday when it was struck by a vehicle on Interstate-581 that was too tall to pass underneath.
V-DOT says a couple of re-inforced concrete beams are damaged but that the bridge is still structurally sound enough to support traffic. Officials are talking about the use of a barricade wall to direct vehicles away from the damaged areas. Traffic on 581 is back to normal.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom. There's a new tropical storm-- and that could mean showers for the latter half of the weekend.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your seven- day forecast, after the news.






[8-11Amherst-Murder]


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Amherst County authorities are still trying to figure out why a Lynchburg area woman killed her young son, and then herself...
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[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.;]


Deputies were called to this home at 208 Fairfax Circle around 11:15 yesterday morning.
That's where they found 44-year-old Cheryl An Bonfanti (bon-Fontee) and her four-year-old son Joseph dead of apparent gunshot wounds.
A handgun was found at the scene, but no motive has been determined.
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[8-6L'burg-Gangs]


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Black church leaders in Lynchburg say they're not quite convinced the city is being OVERRUN by gangs .. but they're willing to help stem the tide of gang-related violence.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg;]

About ten local pastors gathered yesterday morning to offer their services in reaching out to young people who may be involved in one of the seven gangs police have identified.
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[SUPER=01-Rev. Leroy Mitchell/Brookville Baptist Church;]
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((REV. LEROY MITCHELL/BROOKVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH: BUT WE'RE ALSO SAYING THAT WE'RE NOT READY TO SURRENDER TO THAT, WE'RE NOT READY TO GIVE OUR CITY OVER TO GANGS HAVE TAKEN OVER OUR CITY. SO WE WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN MEDIATION OR DIALOGUE. WE'RE WILLING TO GO WHEREVER WE HAVE TO GO AND TO TALK TO WHOEVER WE HAVE TO TALK TO. WE'RE WILLING TO LISTEN.))
[OUT Q=willing to listen.]
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A community forum will address the gang problem later this month.
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[8-11Warner-Housing]


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Governor Mark Warner said efforts to promote safe and affordable housing must be a higher priority for state government.
He said the state's budget crunch won't prevent his administration from taking action.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


A statewide housing conference at the Hotel Roanoke provided the forum for Warner's housing proposals.
Despite the deep cuts that state agencies are facing, Warner outlined a series of initiatives he says will promote fair, safe and affordable housing.
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[SOT 26:01]
[IN Q=Those are not cost factors]

((GOV. MARK WARNER: THOSE ARE NOT COST FACTORS. THOSE ARE SIMPLY GOOD PUBLIC POLICY THAT WILL IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR VIRGINIANS.))
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[OUT Q=for Virginians.]
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Among his proposals are efforts to change federal guidelines, build new partnerships, and consider alternative financing that would free up more money for housing without adding to the state's budget problems.
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[8-11Tech-Budget]


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Virginia Tech is digging even deeper in their pockets to deal with budget cuts...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


The university will submit a budget plan to the Governor's office next Friday, to meet new state requirements that all state agencies reduce their budgets between five and fifteen percent.
Officials say that means looking at all angles--even canceling Fall commencement.
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[SOT 5:32]
[IN Q=i've heard]

((LARRY HINCKER/VIRGINIA TECH UNIV. RELATIONS: I'VE HEARD FROM STUDENTS, "HEY, THIS IS TERRIBLE, HOW CAN YOU DO IT?" THE ANSWER IS, YOU CUT YOUR BUDGETS, THIS KIND, WE COULD BE TALKING AS MUCH AS 60-MILLION DOLLARS FOR VIRGINIA TECH))
[SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/Virginia Tech University Relations;]
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[OUT Q=virginia tech]
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[VO-NAT]


Hincker says commencement usually runs the school about 30-thousand dollars.
He says, right now, it is just one of several other options.
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