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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... you can put away the umbrella for a few days as we remain dry until the weekend...
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have the forecast details coming up in just a few minutes...





[7-11Short-Murders]


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Two North Carolina men appeared before a federal grand jury yesterday to answer questions about what they know about the Short family murder case.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


A clean-shaven Gary Bowman spent less than an hour with the grand jury.
He's told News-7 in the past that he knows NOTHING about the crime.
His former landlord, Gary Lemons, also appeared to testify.
Lemons raised suspicions about Bowman when he told investigators Bowman had threatened to kill a Virginia mobile home mover.
What both men told the grand jury is NOT made public.
Government officials say they just wanted to get their statements under oath.
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[SOT 1:01:45]
[IN Q=Obviously]

((ROGER GROOT/WASHINGTON & LEE LAW PROFESSOR: OBVIOUSLY THERE'S A CONFLICT BETWEEN THEM AND A VERY CAREFUL INTERROGATION BEFORE A GRAND JURY MIGHT SORT SOME OF THAT INCONSISTENCY OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Roger Groot/Washington & Lee Law Professor;]
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[OUT Q=inconsistency out.]
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Investigators say the case is still wide open.
If nothing taken from Bowman's van links him to the Shorts, officials say they will probably move on to other leads.
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[7-11Burrow]


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The former director of the National D-Day Memorial Foundation also appeared in federal court yesterday- No one in the courtroom alleged that Richard Burrow took any of the disputed funds for himself.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Burrow's charged with defrauding the Commonwealth of Virginia by borrowing three-and a half million dollars to show the state the D-Day Foundation had the money to qualify for state matching funds. "He was trying to help out the monument," Judge James Turk said yesterday, pointing out that Burrow was not trying to enrich HIMSELF. The prosecutor suggested Burrow may have been waiting until the last minute to take the money, and ran out of time.
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[SOT 52:10]
[IN Q=It's absolutely unsupported]

((JOHN LICHTENSTEIN/ BURROW'S ATTORNEY: IT'S ABSOLUTELY UNSUPPORTED. IF YOU WANT THE PROOF IN THE PUDDING, IT'S NOT IN THE INDICTMENT. AND IF SOMEBODY THOUGHT RICHARD BURROW HAD ENRICHED HIMSELF, YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT'D BE IN THAT INDICTMENT.))
[SUPER=01-John Lichtenstein/Burrow's Attorney]
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[OUT Q=in that indictment.]
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Lichtenstein (LICK-ten-steen) is asking the judge to throw out all but one of the charges against Burrow before the case goes to trial next month.
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[7-6Rockbridge-Courthouse]


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Rockbridge County and the City of Lexington hope to solve their courthouse controversy with a united front.
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[SUPER=03-Lexington;]

A circuit court judge will be appointed by the state Supreme Court to hear why the communities should not be forced to make improvements, or construct a new building. Rockbridge Supervisors say they hope to keep legal costs down by working in good faith with the court.
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[IN Q=I think we need...]

((ROY FAUBER/ROCKBRIDGE CO. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS; I THINK WE NEED TO WORK WITH THE JUDGE THAT'S APPOINTED AND WORK OUT A SOLUTION MINIMIZING ANY SORT OF LITIGATION, AND TRY TO ADDRESS IT IN A NON ADVERSARIAL KIND OF RELATIONSHIP.))
[SUPER=01-Roy Fauber/Rockbridge Co. Board of Supervisors;]
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[OUT Q=adversarial kind of relationship.]
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County and city leaders are scheduled to meet Monday night to discuss options of renovating the existing courthouse, or building a new one.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Cool and dry today, but look for a big warm- up tomorrow.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details in the forecast, straight ahead.






[45-AM-Bus-Accident]


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A community is grieving after a school bus and car collided in Bedford County yesterday, killing one student and injuring a dozen others. The accident happened in front of Forest Middle School-- just as school was letting out.
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The student killed has been identified as 15- year old Brittany Groover... State police say the Jefferson Forest sophomore was sitting in the back seat of the car when the driver slid off the side of the road, overcorrected and slid into the path of the bus.
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]

Two other students in the car also attend Jefferson Forest high school. Both were treated and released from the hospital. The driver of the bus and ten passengers were also taken to the hospital-- but authorities say their injuries were not life-threatening.
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The school system says the bus driver was not at fault. State police say she saw the car and was able to stop-- but say the driver of the car was unable to regain control.




[45-11Henry-Fatal]


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A deadly car accident in Henry County claims the life of a Spencer teenager. State police say 17-year old John Treavor (Trevor) Cox was traveling eastbound on Magna Vista Road around 5:30 yesterday evening, when he lost control of his Ford F-150 pickup truck on a curve, and crossed into oncoming traffic. Cox was struck in the passenger side by a Chevy Suburban that was driven by 44-year old Ann Strong Hylton of Martinsville. He died two hours later at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville. Charges are pending.

[45-11Transportation]


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Local lawmakers fear a dispute over transportation funding may pit southwest Virginia against other parts of the state.
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With the recent defeat of sales tax referendums in northern Virginia and Tidewater, some legislators are suggesting a change in the state's highway funding formula.
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


But yesterday in Salem, western Virginia lawmakers told state transportation officials they're prepared to fight.

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[IN Q=No one needs to look very hard]

((DEL. WARD ARMSTRONG: NO ONE NEEDS TO LOOK VERY HARD TO DETERMINE THAT THIS PART OF THE STATE HAS BEEN STRUGGLING ECONOMICALLY, MORE SO EVEN THAN ANY OTHER PART OF THE STATE AND IF EVER THERE WAS A NEED FOR TRANSPORTATION DOLLARS, SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA HAS THAT NEED. ))
[SUPER=01-Del. Ward Armstrong/(D)Martinsville;]
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[OUT Q=southwest Virginia has that need.]
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Armstrong says southwest Virginia shouldn't be punished for the failure of the sales tax plan in other parts of the state.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Our weather dries out for a couple of days, then needed showers return for the weekend.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete outlook, right after the news.






[8-11Nursing-homes]


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A new report will help families select a good nursing home to fit their needs...
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


The federal government has put together the first comprehensive survey of the country's nursing homes, including all 282 facilities in Virginia.
The survey measures the quality of health care residents receive and can also help nursing homes identify areas most in need of improvement.
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[IN Q=THE BETTER THE DATA IS]

((STEPHEN MORRISETTE/VIRGINIA HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATION: THE BETTER THE DATA IS THE BETTER THE NURSING HOMES WILL BE ABLE TO USE THAT DATA TO IMPROVE QUALITY. WE'VE NOT HAD ACCESS TO NATIONAL DATA LIKE THIS BEFORE. WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING HOW WE COMPARE. WE THINK WE'RE GOING TO COMPARE FAVORABLY AND WE WANT TO IMPROVE FROM THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Stephen Morrisette/Virginia Health Care Association;]
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[OUT Q=IMPROVE FROM THAT.]
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The report shows the quality of care at Virginia's nursing homes is about average compared with the industry nationwide.
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You can find a link to the survey on our webpage at wdbj7-dot-com.
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[8-11Norcraft]


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A cabinet-making company in Lynchburg is bring more than a hundred new jobs to the region with a plan to expand--
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg;]


Norcraft purchased the old Starmark building on Millrace Road back in March.
Yesterday, company officials announced they plan to invest one MILLION dollars to create a new manufacturing line within the building.
The move will add up to 150 new jobs at the facility.
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[IN Q=The Lynchburg]

((JIM HERNANDEZ/PLANT MANAGER: THE LYNCHBURG FACILITY PROVIDES US THE LOCATION, SPACE AND TALENT TO SUPPORT OUR CUSTOMERS IN THIS MARKET WITH MORE EFFECTIVE TRANSPORTATION, SERVICE AND PRODUCT OFFERING.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Hernandez/Plant Manager;]
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[OUT Q=and product offering.]
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Norcraft currently employs about 100 people at the Lynchburg plant.
The location was chosen over factories in Kansas, Minnesota, Arizona and North Carolina.
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[8-11Water-Restrictions]


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Recent rains prompted Governor Mark Warner to lift water restrictions. The drought is not over, but yesterday the governor ended the state ban on car-washing, outdoor watering and filling of swimming pools that covered most of the Commonwealth.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Carvins Cove;]


LOCALLY imposed water restrictions, like those in Roanoke City, are still in effect.... although, the amount of water in Carvins Cove is rising.
This morning, the level of Roanoke's main water supply was at 29-point-8 feet below the spillway.
But the cove is still below its previous record low point of 29-point-2 feet.
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