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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... it is a little chilly as you head out the door today as fall- like temperatures enter the region...
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the mid-week forecast coming up in just a few minutes...





[7-AM-Drug-Bust]


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Police are investigating what they call a highly-sophisticated drug operation in Blacksburg.
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The New River Drug Task Force says it got a tip Friday night about a drug operation inside one of the Foxridge apartments.
When police searched the unit, they found over 150-thousand dollars worth of marijuana and equipment used to grow it.
Police say the plants are healthier and more potent than those you find on the street.
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[IN Q=for this type]

((BARRY O'ROURKE/CHRISTIANSBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT: FOR THIS TYPE OF MARIJUANA, IT'S A LITTLE MORE EXPENSIVE. YOU CAN FIND IT FOR A HUNDRED FIFTY TO FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS, IT DEPENDS ON THE QUALITY AND THIS IS VERY HIGH QUALITY))
[SUPER=01-Barry O'Rourke/Christiansburg Police Department;]
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Police say it appears the operation has been going on for some time now.
So far, no arrests have been made.
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[7-11Price]


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A Roanoke teen will spend the next three years in juvenile detention for the shooting death of a teenage friend...
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16- year- old Rebecca Price fell to the floor and sobbed as the judge told her he was sentencing her to 10 years in prison -- but that she would only have to serve three in juvenile detention.
She was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for shooting 16-year-old Neville Swain last November.
Price said she did not know the gun was loaded when she pointed it and fired after Swain broke her fingernail.
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((REBECCA PRICE/DEFENDANT: I JUST WANT TO GO HOME. I'LL TAKE MY MEDICATION. I'LL DO WHAT I'M SUPPOSED TO. I'LL GO TO SCHOOL. 'CAUSE I JUST CAN'T BE LOCKED UP. I CAN'T DO IT BECAUSE IT'S HURTING ME INSIDE. IT'S KILLING ME 'CAUSE I CAN'T SEE MY FAMILY. ))
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When she's released from juvenile detention at 19, Price will still have 12 years of probation.
She has to continue treatment for depression and repay Neville Swain's family for half of his funeral expenses.
His sisters told News-7 they forgive Price and believe the punishment was just.
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[7-11Cornwell]


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A judge certified charges against a Botetourt County school resource officer accused of sexually abusing a child. 39- year old Tracey Alan Cornwell -- worked at at Read Mountain Middle School .
-He's charged with aggravated sexual battery of an eleven year old girl. The girl was not a student at the school.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Expect a build-up of clouds today, with scattered showers likely later on.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, straight ahead.






[45-11Water-Restrictions]


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Water restrictions will soon be mandatory for Roanoke County residents. The board of supervisors gave preliminary approval yesterday to a new water conservation ordinance.
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The Spring Hollow Reservoir is currently just a few feet below normal, but lingering drought conditions have prompted the county to act.
Violations of the new ordinance will carry civil penalties, and the possibility of criminal charges.
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The water restrictions won't take effect until the board takes a final vote on the ordinance at its next meeting October 8th.

[45-11Protest-Permit]


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Lynchburg city council is still trying to re-work its protest permit ordinance so it'll pass Constitutional muster.
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Under the old law, peace activist Jack Payden-Travers was convicted of organizing this anti-war protest last fall without getting the proper permit.
Payden-Travers appealed his conviction and a judge later declared the law unconstitutional.
Council is now working on a new ordinance that more clearly defines what type of demonstration, parade or assembly needs a police permit.
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((WALTER ERWIN/LYNCHBURG CITY ATTORNEY: COMMON SENSE, PUTTING IN WHAT EVERYBODY HAD THOUGHT WAS COMMON SENSE AND NOBODY HAD EVER THOUGHT THE ORDINANCE HAD APPLIED TO, JUST MAKING IT CLEAR SINCE THE ISSUE HAS COME UP THAT IT COULD BE APPLIED TO THOSE GROUPS, THAT THAT'S NOT REALLY WHAT THE ORDINANCE IS INTENDED TO COVER.))
[SUPER=01-Walter Erwin/Lynchburg City Attorney;]
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Under the new ordinance- a protest involving ten people would need a permit- now the number is five.
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[45-11ID-Theft]


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Now that we're in the information age... protecting your identity may be as important as locking your doors.
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Attorney General Jerry Kilgore says identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the country. A statewide task force met for a fourth time in Roanoke last night to find solutions.
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((JERRY KILGORE/VA ATTORNEY GENERAL; WE'RE DOING A MULTI FACETED APPROACH THAT WILL DEAL WITH THE BUSINESS SIDE AS WELL AS THE LAW ENFORCEMENT SIDE AND MOVE VICTIMS CLOSER TO CLEARING UP THEIR RECORD WE HOPE TO INCREASE PENALTIES TO THOSE WHO ENGAGE IN IDENTITY THEFT.))
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Some tips to prevent it from happening to you... Only use your social security number when required, and remove it from checks and your driver's license Destroy financial documents-- and on the internet, only use secure sites. Finally, drop bill payments off at a post office or locked mailbox.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Bring along the umbrella today, we could see some rain from Tropical Storm Isidore.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has more on that, coming up in the forecast.





[8-6-Carilion]


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Carilion Health System has announced it's getting out of the health insurance business.
It will no longer own Carilion Health Plans. That division owns and manages employer sponsored health plans affecting more than 21-thousand patients in Southwest Virginia.
That's just one of several changes the company plans to make, in light of rising health care costs.
Carilion says it'll eliminate 43 positions- most of which are already vacant.
The company says very few people will actually lose their jobs. Also, selected capital improvement projects will be delayed. But the expansion at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital will continue as scheduled.
In the meantime, Carilion Health Plans says it will generally continue to operate as usual, as it looks for a new buyer.

[8-11County-Schools]


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Plans for construction at five Roanoke County schools are moving forward, following a meeting between the School Board and the Board of Supervisors...
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County officials estimate they'll have about 20- million dollars for the second phase of the school construction program.
Last night, the school board voted to authorize architectural and engineering work on five projects-- including Mountain View Elementary, Herman L. Horn Elementary, Oak Grove Elementary, South County stadium proposals, and Northside High.
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((BILL IRVIN/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: WE'VE GOT COST ESTIMATES FROM OUR OWN CONSTRUCTION FOLKS AND WE FEEL THEY'RE FAIRLY ACCURATE, BUT UNTIL WE GET THEM FROM ARCHITECTS WE DON'T KNOW FOR SURE. SO, WE'RE GOING TO DO THAT, COME BACK TO THE SUPERVISORS AND MAKE A RECOMMENDATION AT THAT TIME, BUT THAT WILL BE SOME MONTHS DOWN THE ROAD.))
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The board is considering renovations to Bogle Field for Cave Spring High School, and construction of a new stadium for Hidden Valley High on Merriman Road, or at some other site.
Officials want to see cost estimates before approving one or both of those proposals.
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[8-6-Workman]


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The prosecutor in the case of D-E-A Agent Timothy Workman opposes moving the trial out of Roanoke. Workman is still on bond- -on administrative leave withOUT pay, and was NOT in court yesterday.
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Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Wanda Dewease said the defense must show there's "widespread prejudice in the community against Workman," and they haven't done that yet. Tony Anderson did submit a collection of newspaper articles.
The defense also subpoenaed videotapes from the three local television stations.
W-D-B-J complied with the subpoena.
The other two stations have not. The hearing was continued until Monday, so the judge can review news accounts of the case before the attorneys argue whether it should be moved elsewhere.
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Workman is charged with murder in the shooting death of Keith Bailey last February.

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