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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... get ready for temperatures that will drop even lower as move into the weekend...
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have the complete forecast coming up right after the news...





[7-11Cline-Elrod]


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As election day nears, controversey is brewing in the race for the 24th District House of Delegates seat...
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[SUPER=03-Lexington;]

Democrat Mimi Elrod has launched advertisements questioning the residency of her opponent, Republican Ben Cline. Elrod states that her opponent claims his parents' house in Rockbridge County as his permanent residence, instead of the condominium he OWNS in Washington D-C, and pays little or no taxes to the county.
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((MIMI ELROD/(D) CANDIDATE FOR HOUSE OF DELEGATES; I THINK THIS IS AN IMPORTANT ISSUE, AND I THINK HE WOULD HAVE NEVER TOLD OTHER PEOPLE ABOUT IT. HE WOULD NOT HAVE MADE THAT CLEAR. I THINK HE IS MISREPRESENTING HIS RESIDENCY.)) ((BEN CLINE/(R) CANDIDATE FOR HOUSE OF DELEGATES; I KNOW THE PEOPLE, THE ISSUES THAT ARE OF IMPORTANCE TO THEM, I'M RUNNING ON THE ISSUES AND I'M VERY DISAPPOINTED THAT MY OPPONENT HAS BROKEN HER PROMISE TO RUN A POSITIVE CAMPAIGN, AND LAUNCHED NEGATIVE AND INACCURATE ATTACKS.))
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[SUPER=01-Ben Cline/(R) Candidate for House of Delegates; :13]
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Cline calls his condominium a temporary residence, while he's in the capitol working for Bob Goodlatte. Cline also says his pickup truck is registered in the county, and any taxes from that are paid to Rockbridge.
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[7-11WM-Tuition]


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It could soon cost more for students to go to William and Mary.
The college's finance committee voted unanimously yesterday to recommend raising tuition by 400 dollars.
The tuition increase is designed to help the college compensate for a nearly five-million dollar reduction in state money.
The action must be approved by the full board of visitors, which meets in November.
If approved, the increase will go into effect in the spring semester.

[7-11Stock-Market]


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Investors hope the end of the earnings season will mean good news...
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While numbers are leveling off this week ... the market saw three weeks of tremendous gains.
Legg Mason's Brian Gottstein says some investors are still shell- shocked by the long-term bear market.
Others believe it's hit bottom, and the only way to go is up.
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((BRIAN GOTTSTEIN/LEGG MASON ROANOKE; BIG COMPANIES LIKE DELL AND IBM REALLY HURT DURING THIS PAST COUPLE YEARS ARE NOW COMING OUT AND SAYING THE FUTURE LOOKS BRIGHTER THE DEMAND IS INCREASING FOR PRODUCT ))
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The Federal Reserve meets next Tuesday. Gottstein says most analysts believe interest rates will be lowered again - this time at least another quarter of a point.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Another chilly day-- but look for for sharpler cooler temperature tonight.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the weekend outlook, straight ahead.






[45-6Conner]


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More charges have been filed against a former Blacksburg employee accused of having sex with a minor.
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Phillip Conner, the former supervisor of the Blacksburg Community Center, now faces more than 30-additional charges.
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According to court documents, Conner is accused of sexually abusing six people over a 13-year-period.
Conner resigned from his position in July, shortly after the first charge was brought against him.
He is currently out on bond, and is expected to be tried next month.
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[45-11State-Budget]


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Local officials are making a plea to state lawmakers for some help from Richmond...
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Elected officials from the Alleghany Highlands, the New River Valley and the Roanoke Valley joined forces at the Salem Civic Center.
They said state budget cuts are threatening essential services, and some advocated a tax increase, if necessary.


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((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM: WE'VE GOT TO MAKE A CHOICE OF WHETHER WE WILL REDUCE SERVICES EVEN FURTHER, OR DO WE INCREASE REVENUES TO SUPPORT THE SERVICES. THAT'S THE VERY CLEAR QUESTION.)) ((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH: I WOULD BE HESITANT TO SAY WE SHOULD RAISE TAXES. I WILL NOT RULE IT OUT COMPLETELY, BUT I WILL TELL YOU IT WILL BE THE LAST RESORT FOR ME NOT THE FIRST.))
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Governor Warner has already cut more than 800- million dollars, but lawmakers say more bad news is coming.
The budget shortfall for the next biennium could eventually top two billion dollars.


[45-11ABC-Agent]


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An A-B-C agent accused of giving moonshine as a gag gift will not be criminally charged.
Special prosecutor Don Caldwell says there's not enough evidence to charge Agent Bev Whitmer.
Whitmer presented two game wardens with mason jars containing a clear liquid at a farewell dinner in Franklin County in May.
At the time, he described the liquid as "water."
But the two wardens said it smelled and tasted like liquor.
They later dumped it out.
Caldwell says because the evidence was thrown out, it's impossible to prove what it was...
AND since A-B-C keeps no inventory of its seized moonshine, it's impossible to say ANY was taken by Agent Whitmer.


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The owner of a new restaurant and lounge in Galax isn't allowed to serve alcohol...
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Gail Slicker is the owner of the Branding Iron, which opened in June.
But, since then, Slicker says she hasn't been able to serve alcohol, because the pastor across the street has appealed her license.
Ronnie Harrison of the Landmark Baptist Church says he doesn't want alcohol served across from his church, because he says it promotes bad behavior.
The two will appear in front of the A-B-C board next month.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Winter- like tempeatures enter the forecast for the weekend.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner tells us all about it, right after the news.






[8-11Pulaski-Fatal]


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A Barren Springs woman died in a single vehicle accident yesterday morning.
State police say 34-year-old Betsy Selfe lost control of her vehicle on Route 100 in Pulaski County.
The car ran down an embankment and struck a tree.
Police say Selfe died at the scene.
She was not wearing a seat belt.

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A former Roanoke police officer is working with his attorney to get his prison time cut down...
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Fred Pledge is currently serving an eight-year sentence for accepting bribes from drug dealers on the streets of Northwest Roanoke.
Federal prosecutors said Pledge's conduct amounted to robbery which carries a more severe sentence than extortion.


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Pledge's attorney asked the U.S. Court of Appeals today to reconsider the charges.
Should the court rule in Pledge's favor, his time in prison could be reduced by as much as five or six years.
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[8-11Cline-Elrod]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Last minute tactics are stirring up controversey in the race for the 24th District House of Delegates seat...
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[VO-NAT - :18.5]
[SUPER=03-Lexington;]

Democrat Mimi Elrod has launched advertisements questioning the residency of her opponent, Republican Ben Cline. Elrod states that her opponent claims his parents' house in Rockbridge County as his permanent residence, instead of the condominium he OWNS in Washington D-C, and pays little or no taxes to the county.
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((MIMI ELROD/(D) CANDIDATE FOR HOUSE OF DELEGATES; I THINK THIS IS AN IMPORTANT ISSUE, AND I THINK HE WOULD HAVE NEVER TOLD OTHER PEOPLE ABOUT IT. HE WOULD NOT HAVE MADE THAT CLEAR. I THINK HE IS MISREPRESENTING HIS RESIDENCY.)) ((BEN CLINE/(R) CANDIDATE FOR HOUSE OF DELEGATES; I KNOW THE PEOPLE, THE ISSUES THAT ARE OF IMPORTANCE TO THEM, I'M RUNNING ON THE ISSUES AND I'M VERY DISAPPOINTED THAT MY OPPONENT HAS BROKEN HER PROMISE TO RUN A POSITIVE CAMPAIGN, AND LAUNCHED NEGATIVE AND INACCURATE ATTACKS.))
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Cline calls his condominium a temporary residence, while he's in the capitol working for Bob Goodlatte. Cline also says his pickup truck is registered in the county, and any taxes from that are paid to Rockbridge.
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It may seem cold enough for the real stuff.. but the folks in West Virginia are making their own...
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SNOW started to fall on Snowshoe Mountain Resort this morning. Snowmaking crews are prepping for their November 22nd opening. Colder temperatures this season will allow the resort to open a month earlier. With the right conditions, snowmakers can produce the equivalent of over a foot of snow on four football fields in just an hour.
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