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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... the rain has moved out of the area, but cool temperatures remain...
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have the forecast details in just a few minutes...






[7-11Police-Chase]


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A police chase through the Roanoke Valley ends with a Roanoke man in custody...
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


The chase began around 10 last night on Elm Avenue in Roanoke. Police say 30 -year- old Ian McRoy of the 1000 block of Ferdinand led officers South into Roanoke County, then back north through the city and onto the Interstate.
That's where Roanoke County officers used spike strips to stop the vehicle. McRoy had a child in the car and has been charged with child endangerment and evading police, among other charges.
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[7-11DMV]


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[GRAPHIC=Budget Cuts]

Governor Warner's budget cuts mean a long bumpy road ahead- especially for the D-M-V. The department will close all customer service centers every Wednesday to save money.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

That day was chosen because it is the agency's slowest day of the week. Still other D-M-V centers will shut down altogether .. but that list is not expected until November first. The department will also cut back or close some of its truck weight stations. DMV will lay off more than 500 employees statewide. The savings will total 45- million dollars over two years.
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[7-11West-Nile]


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[GRAPHIC=West Nile Virus]

Until a good freeze sets in- health officials say the West Nile virus will remain a threat in our region.
And with a probable HUMAN case in the Roanoke Valley, you're urged to protect yourself against mosquitos as best as possible.
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Infected mosquitos transfer the virus to humans.
That's why health officials along with Virginia Tech have been conducting mosquito surveillance.
Their goal is to figure out where the mosquitos that carry the virus breed.
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[IN Q=What we'd like to do is]

((DR. MOLLY O'DELL/DISTRICT HEALTH DIRECTOR; WHAT WE'D LIKE TO DO IS PREVENT THE MOSQUITOS FROM BECOMING ADULTS BY STRATEGICALLY USING LARVACIDE ON STANDING WATER BREEDING SO THAT'S OUR REAL FOCUS))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Molly O'Dell/District Health Director;]
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[OUT Q=our real focus]
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In the meantime protect yourself against mosquitos by wearing insect repellent with deet and long, loose clothing.

Mosquitos are most active at dusk and dawn.
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[7-11Hutcherson]


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Lynchburg's mayor is reported to be doing well after undergoing emergency heart surgery two days ago.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape;]


Carl Hutcherson was hospitalized with chest pains Friday night. Doctors performed quadruple bypass surgery .. and Hutcherson is now listed in fair condition at Lynchburg General Hospital.
Vice mayor Bert Dodson is handling the mayor's duties until his return.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Sunny and cool today across the region, with no rain in the forecast for a few days.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete forecast, straight ahead.






[45-11Budget-reaction]


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Revenues in Virginia went up more than 10- percent in September from a year ago.
The announcement came one day after Governor Mark Warner announced cuts to help close a budget shortfall expected to pass one-point-five billion dollars.
Virginians are still digesting the effects of the state's fiscal diet.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


The governor slashed 858-million dollars from state government.
Over 18-hundred state workers lost their jobs.
But many areas like law enforcement, K-through-12 public education and direct care for mental health escaped the budget axe, this time.
Government officials say everything goes back on the table for the next round of cuts.
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[SUPER=01-John Bennett/Virginia Secretary of Finance;]
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[OUT Q=NOT GOING TO BE ANY FUN.]
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Warner will propose additional reductions when he submits his budget to lawmakers in December.
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[45-11Radford-Cuts]


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State budget cuts are forcing Radford University to find ways to maintain what they offer with less money.
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[SUPER=03-Radford;]


The university is actually at the low-end of those cuts, with a nine-percent reduction.
But, officials say that's still three-million dollars--which could force them to raise tuition next Spring.
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((DAVID BURDETTE: A STEP WE'D NOT LIKE TO TAKE, BUT, ON THE OTHER HAND GIVEN THE TOTAL COST OF EDUCATION WE KNOW THAT STUDENTS AND PARTICULAR PARENTS WANT TO MAINTAIN ACCESS TO CLASSES AND ABILITY TO GRADUATE IN FOUR YEARS))
[SUPER=01-David Burdette/Vice-President for Business Affairs;]
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Radford has already reduced its Spring class schedule by seven percent... but, officials say may also have to lay off workers.
They say all of these recommendations will go to the Board of Visitors for approval next month.
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[45-11Community-Colleges]


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Students will also pick up the tab for many of the budget cuts at Virginia's community colleges.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Virginia Western is one of 23 community colleges facing cuts of eight- percent this year and 10- percent next year.
Today, the State Board for Community Colleges will consider raising tuition to help out.
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((ROBERT SANDEL/VWCC PRESIDENT: THAT WILL BE THE DETERMINING FACTOR FOR US ABOUT HOW THE REST OF OUR BUDGET WILL BE IMPACTED. BECAUSE NO MATTER WHAT THE TUITION INCREASE IS, IT'S NOT GOING TO COVER THE SHORTFALL THAT WE'RE GETTING FROM THE STATE.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Sandel/VWCC President;]
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[OUT Q=from the state.]
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Sandel (SAN-dul) says that even WITH a tuition hike, the college MAY have to lay off workers, increase class sizes, drop some programs AND make more instructors part-time.
The State Board for Community Colleges will discuss the tuition increase at the Hotel Roanoke this afternoon.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
You can put the umbrella away for a few days, but you'll still need a jacket with highs in the lower 60s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the seven day outlook, right after the news.






[8-11Bowman]


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[GRAPHIC=Garrison Bowman]

Canadian officials are expected to decide today if they will release information gathered on Garrison Bowman to investigators in Henry County and North Carolina.
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[SUPER=03-Yellowknife, Canada/Last Week;]


Bowman could be deported from Canada as early as this week for questioning in the U-S.
Later today, a Canadian judge will decide what material can be sent to investigators working the Short Family murder case.
Authorities say Bowman is NOT a suspect -- just a person they really want to talk to.
Canadian prosecutors say drunk driving charges against Bowman are still "under review."
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[8-11Knox]


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The judge in the case of Roanoke Physician Cecil Knox still says the charges don't provide enough information for lawyers to prepare an adequate defense. Doctor Knox was not in court yesterday.
He's fighting lymphoma and was apparently not well enough to attend the hearing.
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His nurse, Beverly Boone, was there, arguing through her attorney that the case should be dismissed because it's not specific enough.
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Meanwhile, a Legal Defense Fund has been established to help Knox pay his legal bills, estimated to be approaching one million dollars.

[8-VOB-Easter]


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Another 10 years could be tacked onto Melvin Easter's life sentence at a state prison. He has already been convicted for a double murder in Carroll County and is now accused of plotting revenge on those he believes are responsible for putting him in jail.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

He was brought all the way from Red Onion state prison for his initial appearance on the FEDERAL charges. Prosecutors say he tried to persuade Edward DeHart, Junior to commit various acts of violence.
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[IN Q=He asked them]

((TOM BONDURANT/ FEDERAL PROSECUTOR: HE ASKED HIM TO DO SPECIFIC THINGS BY WAY OF FORCE AND VIOLENCE, SHOOTING MR. LEONARD IN THE KNEE CAPS, FOR EXAMPLE.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Bondurant/Federal Prosecutor;]
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[OUT Q=kneecaps, for example.]
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When Bob Leonard was 16, Easter locked him in the trunk of a car, while Easter and his wife went about murdering Leonard's mother and grandfather. Leonard came all the way from Cana for yesterday brief arraignment, though he declined to discuss the case. The judge set the trial for two days in December.
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[8-11Bradburn]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[GRAPHIC=Guilty Plea]


Last summer, a Roanoke drug deal lead to robbery and murder.
Yesterday, a third defendant pled guilty in the case.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


23-year old Robert Alfonso Bradburn wasn't carrying a gun, and he didn't fire the shot that killed Ryan Fischer.
But prosecutors say he agreed to the robbery that led to the shooting.
Yesterday, he pled guilty to conspiracy, robbery and murder... in exchange for the dismissal of five other charges.
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Two other defendants have already pled guilty to charges stemming from Fischer's murder.
Bradburn will be sentenced in January.

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