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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Sunny and milder today, with highs around 60.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your full forecast, straight ahead.






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Statewide budget cuts closed the Bedford D-M-V office, but area leaders say the branch is needed, and they're taking their concerns to the Governor...
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Last night, the Bedford County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution asking the Governor to reconsider his decision. Residents must now travel to Roanoke or Lynchburg. The resolution argues this is not only inconvenient for residents, but it's creating an economic hardship for local businesses and car dealerships. The resolution also argues the state is actually wasting money in deciding to close this particular branch.
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((DALE WHEELER/ BEDFORD CO. BOARD CHAIRMAN: PLEASE REOPEN THE DMV OFFICE, IT' THE FASTEST GROWING AREA OF THE I-95 CORRIDOR THIS SIDE OF RICHMOND AND THE RENT HAS TO BE PAID ON THE BUILDING THROUGH OCTOBER 2004 ANYWAY.))
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The supervisors and other local lawmakers would like to see the office reopened on a full time- or even part time basis.
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The state is helping to boost unemployment numbers in Southside with the creation of hundreds of new jobs...
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Yesterday, Governor Warner joined local officials in announcing 4-hundred new jobs in Martinsville. Activewear, a new textile company formed by former VF Imagewear executives, is now hiring. The company will produce fleece fabric in a facility that housed V-F. It closed in April, leaving 23-hundred people out of work.
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((GOV. MARK WARNER; WHAT I WANT TO MAKE SURE...GET THEIR FAIR SHARE.))
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4-hundred thousand dollars from a state grant and the tobacco fund helped seal the deal. Activewear officials say an available trained workforce is a major reason they chose Henry County. Starting today, applications can be filled out at the Virginia Employment Commission on Spruce Street.
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The Governor began his announcement tour yesterday morning in Rural Retreat.
That project will expand operations at the Klockner-Pentaplast factory, creating 108-new jobs, through a 34-million dollar investment.
Klockner-Pentaplast is the largest producer of rigid film in the country.
Based in Gordonsville, it employs over 200-people at its Rural Retreat facility, and nearly one thousand statewide.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
It'll be a day for the sunglasses-- but we're starting out rather chilly.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has a peek ahead at the weekend forecast, after the news.






[45-11Kilgore]


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There will be tight security tonight for the execution of a Pakistani native convicted of killing C-I-A employees.
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Attorney General Jerry Kilgore says the state is following the advice of federal officials to beef up security around the prison in Jarratt and
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the state Capitol in Richmond.
He won't say exactly what steps are being taken.
Federal authorities have warned about possible terrorist attacks in retaliation for the execution of Mir Aimal Khan Kasi (KAH-zee).
Kilgore says Virginia should NOT bow to such terrorist threats.
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Kilgore says he's hopeful the jury's verdict WILL be carried out tonight.
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Authorities are investigating two suspicious deaths in Pittsylvania County.
A Pittsylvania County sheriff's department official says deputies found 73-year old Willie (HAR-ston) Harston and his wife 68-year old Clara Belle Harston dead in their Blairs home yesterday morning.
Investigators have not yet been able to determine a cause of death.
Autopsies will be performed by the medical examiner in Roanoke.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
Anyone with information is asked to call Pittsylvania County Crimestoppers at 1-800-791-0044.
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Counselors say students at Jefferson Forest High School are holding up well after a classmate was killed in a car accident.
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15-year-old Brittany Groover died after the car she was riding in hit a schoolbus at Forest Middle School.
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Twenty counselors were on hand yesterday at Forest-area schools to help students and faculty deal with the tragedy.
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((JENNIFER FAUST/SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST: THE STUDENTS HERE ARE HANDLING THINGS REMARKABLY WELL, THEY'RE VERY SUPPORTIVE OF ONE ANOTHER, THEY'RE REALLY REACHING OUT TO ONE ANOTHER. CERTAINLY THE TONE IS SERIOUS AND SOMBER BUT THE KIDS ARE HELPING EACH OTHER GET THROUGH IT.))
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Faust says a "steady stream" of students came to talk with the counselors.
State police are still investigating the accident and "no" charges have been filed.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
You'll need to bundle up when you first head out today, but you can shed the jacket later on.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the mild forecast, in just a few minutes.






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Virginia is trying to hit white collar criminals right where it hurts...in their wallets.
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Yesterday, Attorney General Jerry Kilgore announced the creation of a new office designed to go after drug traffickers, money launderers, and those tied to terrorism.
The state is using a 300-thousand dollar federal grant to hire an accountant, a prosecutor, and some investigators to locate and confiscate the assets of criminals.
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Kilgore says the goal is to collect at least a MILLION dollars in seized assets in the program's first year.
That money would then go back to the localities involved in catching the offender.
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[8-11Drought]


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Roanoke County is hoping to lift mandatory water conservation measures now that Governor Warner has eased statewide restrictions...
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Recent rainfall has raised the level of the Roanoke River, allowing the county to pump more water into the Spring Hollow Reservoir.
Supervisors Chairman Butch Church says he expects the board to consider easing restrictions on water use at its next meeting.
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((BUTCH CHURCH/SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: I HAVE CONFIDENCE AND I THINK, I'M SPEAKING FOR ONE NOW, THE BOARD WILL PROBABLY LIFT RESTRICTIONS COME THIS TUESDAY, AT THE VERY LEAST HAVE A WORK SESSION.))
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The Spring Hollow Reservoir is now at about 70 percent of its capacity, a level that is close to normal for this time of the year.

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Roanoke police and Civic Center officials hope former members of the Grateful Dead make a peaceful return to the Star City tonight... but authorities say they are ready for anything...
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Authorities haven't forgotten what happened when The Grateful Dead performed in Roanoke. That was in July of 1987, and loyal Deadheads set up their own tent city in the Center parking lot. This time, the city closed off the Center's lot more than a day ahead of time .. to make sure there was no chance of a repeat.
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The group's remaining members are called "The Other Ones", and they begin their latest concert tour tonight in Roanoke. Police have already taken the unusual step of announcing there will be "zero tolerance" for any drug and alcohol violations on Civic Center property.


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