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We have one school announcement to pass along this morning.
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[TAKE FS School Touch] Craig County schools are closed today due to a power outage...
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[Anchor=Kim]
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3600 hundred people in the Craig-Botetourt Electric CO-OP service area are without power. The company says an A-E-P transmission line to two of its sub-stations is down. No word on when power will be restored. Another outage is affecting 700 people in Roanoke.

[7-Roanoke-Shooting]


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Police in Roanoke are investigating a fatal shooting that happened last night on Plantation Road.
Authorities say just after 11, a red Dodge Neon drove alongside a Jeep Grand Cherokee, and multiple shots were fired from the Neon.
26- year- old Antwone Lamont Preston of Northwest Roanoke was shot while riding in the Jeep.
The two other people in the vehicle were NOT injured.
Preston was transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he later died.
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[take Crimeline board]
Roanoke police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call Crimeline at 344-8500.
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[7-11Witkege-Murphy]


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A nurse from Roanoke happened to have a roof-top vantage point when the commuter plane went down in Charlotte yesterday morning, killing all 21 people on board, including two people from Richmond.
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Erin Murphy had just finished the drive from Roanoke to Charlotte yesterday, arriving just as flight 54-81 was taking off. She was taking her boyfriend to catch a flight to Michigan.
They had reached the top floor of an open- deck parking garage when they noticed something unusual about the U-S Airways commuter plane.
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((ERIN MURPHY/PLANE CRASH WITNESS; JUST LIKE A ROCKET, STRAIGHT UP IN THE AIR. I LIVE NEAR THE AIRPORT AND THAT'S NOT RIGHT. THEN IT FLIPPED OVER AND WENT BACK DOWN. MY HEART STOPPED.))
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Murphy lives in Northeast Roanoke- -barely a mile from the end of the runway at Roanoke Regional Airport. Though shaken by what they both saw, her boyfriend, Toby Witkege (WIT-kedge) went through with his flight to Grand Rapids.
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[45-Train-Accident]


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A fatal collision between a train and a mini van in Salem this morning. Authorities say two adults were killed. There was a child seat in the vehicle so authorities are checking the tracks to make sure there are no other victims.
It happened at the Union Street crossing. The train stopped approximately a quarter mile from impact. Union Street is still blocked, but other crossings should be open. We do have a crew on the scene and we'll pass along any additional information as soon as it becomes available.



[45-Power-Outage]


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We have one school announcement to pass along this morning.
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[TAKE FS School Touch] Craig County schools are closed today due to a power outage...
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[Anchor=Kim]
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3600 hundred people in the Craig-Botetourt Electric CO-OP service area are without power. The company says an A-E-P transmission line to two of its sub-stations is down. No word on when power will be restored. Another outage is affecting 700 people in Roanoke.

[45-VOB-DMV-Offices]


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Governor Mark Warner's announcement that the state will re-open 12 DMV offices is being met with relief, but also a little skepticism.
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In our area, if the governor's plan is approved offices in Bedford and Rocky Mount would be back in business. Last night, residents we spoke with said they were excited about the news, but also hesitant because it's not yet a done. deal.
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((JEFF SCOTT/FRANKLIN CO. RESIDENT: I THINK THAT'S GREAT NEWS AND THE SOONER THE BETTER, AND WE'LL JUST HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE IF THEY DO OPEN IT, PROMISES ARE GREAT BUT I WANT TO SEE RESULTS.))
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[OUT Q=to see results. ]
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Warner says re-opening the offices will not solve problems with customer service. He says to help alleviate long lines and other problems... D-M-V reforms he's already outlined, designed to save money and improve customer service, will remain in place.
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[45-M'ville-Fire]


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A police officer, two firefighters and a heroic stranger are being credited with saving five people from a burning house in Martinsville.
Police say Officer Robert Smith was on patrol at about 2 A-M yesterday when he noticed a house burning on Moss Street.
The people inside the house were asleep.
Smith and an unknown man who rushed to help entered the house and got four people out safely.
Martinsville firefighters Brad Bean and John Kaccor (KAY-ZER) went in and rescued another man who was overcome by smoke.
Firefighters are still investigating the cause of the fire... and they hope to find the brave citizen who helped so they can thank him.

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A fatal collision between a train and a mini van in Salem this morning.
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Authorities say two people were killed.
One of the the victims was ejected from the van. The other was still inside the vehicle. There was a child seat in the van so authorities are checking the tracks to make sure there are no other victims.
The accident happened just before 7 o-clock at the Union Street crossing. Authorities say to their knowledge, the crossing lights and gate were working. Union Street is still blocked, but other crossings should be open.
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[8-Power-Outage]


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We have one school announcement to tell you about this morning.
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[TAKE FS School Touch]
Craig County schools are closed today because of a power outage...
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[Anchor=Kim]
[SS=none]

3600 hundred people in the Craig-Botetourt Electric CO-OP service area are without power. The company says an A-E-P transmission line to two of its sub-stations is down. No word on when power will be restored. Another outage affected 700 people in Roanoke.

[8-Roanoke-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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A Northwest Roanoke man was shot and killed last night while riding in a vehicle.
Authorities say just after 11, a red Dodge Neon drove alongside a Jeep Grand Cherokee, and multiple shots were fired from the Neon.
A 26- year- old passenger in the jeep, Antwone Lamont Preston was shot.
The two other people in the vehicle were NOT injured.
Preston was transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he later died.
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[take Crimeline board]
Roanoke police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call Crimeline at 344-8500.
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[8-VOB-DMV-Offices]


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Some Virginians say they want ACTION, to back up the TALK, following Governor Warner's pledge last night to re-open 12 DMV offices.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount/File Tape;]

In our area, if the governor's plan is approved offices in Bedford and Rocky Mount would be back in business. Last night, residents we spoke with said they were excited about the news, but also hesitant because it's not yet a done deal.
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[SOT 07:22:54]
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[SUPER=01-Jeff Scott/Franklin Co. Resident; :00]

((JEFF SCOTT/FRANKLIN CO. RESIDENT: I THINK THAT'S GREAT NEWS AND THE SOONER THE BETTER, AND WE'LL JUST HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE IF THEY DO OPEN IT, PROMISES ARE GREAT BUT I WANT TO SEE RESULTS.))
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[OUT Q=to see results. ]
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[VO-NAT]

Warner says re-opening the offices will not solve problems with customer service. He says to help alleviate long lines and other problems... D-M-V reforms he's already outlined, designed to save money and improve customer service, will remain in place.
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