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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... we start off the workweek with the possibility of rain showers and cooler temperatures...
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete 7- day outlook coming up right after the news...





[7-11Warehouse-Fire]


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Plan on a portion of Salem Avenue in downtown Roanoke being closed on your morning commute...
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It's the result of Thursday's massive fire at a warehouse next to the Transportation Museum.
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This weekend, a demolition crew knocked down the back wall so firefighters could put out the fire which was still burning in the basement. Crews will be back again today to begin knocking down the remaining walls-- so Salem Avenue will remain closed between Third and Fourth Streets.
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[7-11Tech-Death]


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Virginia Tech police are still trying to figure out how a student fell to his death over the weekend.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

University officials say freshman Ryan Evans fell from his dorm window on the seventh floor of Lee Hall, Saturday evening.
Tech Police say neither alcohol nor foul play are suspected. Evans was a business major from Stafford, Virginia.
A bouquet of flowers has been placed near the spot where Evans fell to his death.
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[7-11Gay-Protest]


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Jerry Falwell's Thomas Road Baptist Church had some visitors yesterday... as about hundred members of the homosexual activist group "Soulforce" gathered in protest.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg;]

Members say they hope to begin a dialogue with the congregation of Falwell's church. They also hope their presence in the Hill City makes gays in the community feel more comfortable.
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((SANDY KNODEL/SOULFORCE: I THINK THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT ARE THE SILENT MAJORITY THAT DON'T AGREE OR DISAGREE WITH, THEY JUST DON'T REALLY CARE AND MAYBE IT OPENED SOME OF THEIR EYES TO SEE THAT THERE IS A LOT OF HURT AND DISCRIMINATION GOING ON AND THAT WE NEED TO BE MORE ATTENTIVE.))
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Anti-gay protesters also demonstrated in front of the church. And, some took issue with Falwell saying he should use a stricter interpretation of the Bible when dealing with sin.
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[SOT 17:03:27]
[IN Q=What we're trying]

((ANDREW SANSONE/ANTI-GAY ACTIVIST: WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO IS SHOW THAT THERE ARE DIFFERENT VIEWS ON HOW TO DEAL WITH THESE PEOPLE. DOCTOR FALWELL, WE FEEL, HAS REALLY SLIPPED AND IS COMPROMISED TO THE POINT WHERE IT'S BRINGING DISHONORMENT TO THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST.))
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Lynchburg police say the protests were peaceful and without incident.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Showers make up much of the forecast this week-- then get ready for a major cooldown.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the 7- day outlook.





[45-11Danville-Murder]


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Danville police are investigating a possible homicide. It started with reports of shots fired Sunday morning on Jefferson Street.
Police found 21-year old Harold Blaize Junior dead inside a car .. that had crashed into a home on another street. Officers are not sure how he died, so an autopsy is scheduled for later today. Meantime, a 28 year old female passenger was found across the street with a gunshot wound to the hand. Police are looking for several suspects.

[45-11Henry-Murder]


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A weekend shooting in Henry County has authorities looking for clues. They were called to a residence in Fieldale Sunday .. where they found the body of 25- year old Charles Antwan Saunders. Investigators say Saunders suffered an apparent gunshot wound to the head. No word on any arrests.


[45-11Manns]


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The case of an 18- year- old accused of "murder for hire" will likely head back into the courtroom... and Martinsville's Commowealth Attorney is confident she can win a conviction...
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Lisa Thomas Muhammed was fatally shot in September of 2000 while working in the store she and her husband operated.
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18- year old Billy Ray Manns went on trial for the murder earlier this month. The Commonwealth argued Manns was hired to kill Thomas by her husband, Maverick Muhammed. The defense questioned that theory suggesting Muhammed could have done the killing himself. The jury was deadlocked and a judge declared a mistrial.
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Commonwealth's Attorney Joan Ziglar hopes to re-try the case sometime next year. She declined to say whether she plans to change strategy.

[45-11Ferrum-President]


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Ferrum College's new president mingled with alumni and the public over the weekend...
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Jennifer (BRAHT-ehn) Braaten became the college's tenth president in July.
This weekend, she was on hand for the school's annual Folklife festival.
Braaten says she has several goals she hopes to accomplish.
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((JENNIFER BRAATEN/FERRUM COLLEGE PRESIDENT: ONE OF MY BIG GOALS IS MAKE FERRUM BETTER KNOWN, MARK ITS EXCELLENCE. WE'VE GOT A LOT OF WONDERFUL ACADEMIC PROGRAMS, A GREAT ENVIRONMENT, INCLUDING LEARNING AND JUST GET OUT THERE MORE AND TALK ABOUT IT AND HAVE MORE PEOPLE COME TO CAMPUS AND PARTNERSHIPS ARE IMPORTANT TOO, GETTING INTO THE COMMUNITY WITH MORE INTERNSHIPS SERVICE LEARNING, THOSE ARE SOME OF THE GOALS I HAVE.))
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Braaten also plans to build upon Ferrum's history and legacy of service.
She has spent the first few months getting to know the students by holding dinners at her house and even teaching a class.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Keep the umbrella with you all week, as showers pop in and out of the forecast. Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has more on that, right after the news.






[8-11Warehouse-Fire]


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A portion of Salem Avenue in downtown Roanoke will remain closed today.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Thursday;]

It's the result of Thursday's massive fire at a warehouse next to the Transportation Museum.
[SUPER=04-Saturday;]

This weekend, a demolition crew knocked down the back wall so firefighters could put out the fire which was still burning in the basement. Crews will be back again today to begin knocking down the remaining walls-- so Salem Avenue will remain closed between Third and Fourth Streets.
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[8-11Gay-Protest]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Jerry Falwell's Thomas Road Baptist Church was the site of gay and lesbian protests over the weekend. Yesterday, about a hundred members of "Soulforce" took part in the event.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg;]

Members say they hope to begin a dialogue with the congregation of Falwell's church. They also hope their presence in the Hill City makes gays in the community feel more comfortable.
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[SOT 11:10:12]
[IN Q=I think there are]

((SANDY KNODEL/SOULFORCE: I THINK THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT ARE THE SILENT MAJORITY THAT DON'T AGREE OR DISAGREE WITH, THEY JUST DON'T REALLY CARE AND MAYBE IT OPENED SOME OF THEIR EYES TO SEE THAT THERE IS A LOT OF HURT AND DISCRIMINATION GOING ON AND THAT WE NEED TO BE MORE ATTENTIVE.))
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Anti-gay protesters also demonstrated in front of the church. And, some took issue with Falwell saying he should use a stricter interpretation of the Bible when dealing with sin.
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[SOT 17:03:27]
[IN Q=What we're trying]

((ANDREW SANSONE/ANTI-GAY ACTIVIST: WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO IS SHOW THAT THERE ARE DIFFERENT VIEWS ON HOW TO DEAL WITH THESE PEOPLE. DOCTOR FALWELL, WE FEEL, HAS REALLY SLIPPED AND IS COMPROMISED TO THE POINT WHERE IT'S BRINGING DISHONORMENT TO THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST.))
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Lynchburg police say the protests were peaceful and without incident.
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[8-11Poker-Run]


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A Salem boy won't let his handicap slow him down...
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[SUPER=03-Salem/April;]


Last April, we brought you the story of Jacob Tyree.
He is a ten year old boy who has a tumor on his spinal cord.
Jacob recently had two surgeries and spent nine weeks in the hospital.
Doctors had to remove part of his spinal cord, leaving Jacob confined to a wheelchair.
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((JACOB TYREE/SALEM RESIDENT: IT'S BEEN REALLY HARD. I'VE HAD TO LEARN HOW TO MOVE IN THIS WHEELCHAIR. I'VE LEARNED HOW TO DO WHEELIES, GET UP ON CURVES, GO DOWN STAIRS, GO UP STAIRS, JUST TO DO ALL THAT TYPE OF STUFF.))
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Yesterday, nearly three hundred riders took part in a poker run to raise money to help pay for Jacob's treatment.
The ride raised more than seven thousand dollars.
Jacob plans to return to school at Mason Cove Elementary this morning.
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