[Morning-Snow]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
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Primary roads are in good shape for the most part, but drivers should still use caution are their way into work.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning]


The Snow began falling in Roanoke around 3:00. VDOT spokeswoman Laura Bullock says I-81 is mostly clear throughout the region.
She says secondary roads, especially in the New River Valley are currently in moderate condition.
Some secondary roads in the Roanoke Valley have started seeing some accumulation of snow.
V-DOT crews are busy trying to keep the roads as clear as possible.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]

[TAKE FS VDOT BOARD 4491ESSC]
If you need detailed information on road conditions, you can call V-DOT at 1-800 367-ROAD.


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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=kor]
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A fire occured early this morning and caused damage to several Roanoke businesses.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning]


Firefighters responded to Towers Shopping Center around 1:30. They say the fire began in the heating and air conditioning unit on the roof above Heartland Bread Company.
The business sustained smoke and water damage.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We have minimal damage]
[SUPER=01-Bob Hartman/Heartland Bread Company Co-owner;]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=baking bread real soon.]
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[VO-NAT]

Smoke also affected Radio Shack and Groovy's, but both businesses plan to open on time this morning.
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[7-11Missing-Child]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=02-50 TC1:01:14]
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Authorities in Grayson County are investigating the suspicious disappearance of a five-year-old boy.
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[VO-NAT]

His name is Logan Nathaniel Bowman.
Police say Logan hasn't been seen for nearly a month, but his mother, Cynthia Davis didn't report him missing until Sunday.
[SUPER=03-Grayson Co.;]


Logan had been living with his mother and her boyfriend Dennis Schemerhorn in a trailer home outside of Galax. Both were later arrested for child endangerment, after police learned Logan had been hurt and wasn't taken to the doctor.
[SOT 32:13]
[IN Q=HE HAD WATER BURNS]

((SHERIFF WILSON: HE HAD WATER BURNS, HOT WATER BURNS. REPORTER: WHERE AT? SHERIFF: ON THE LEGS THE BUTTOCKS THE GROIN AREA 33:22))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Wilson/Grayson Co. Sheriff;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=GROIN AREA]
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[VO-NAT]

Davis is still in jail, but her boyfriend is free on bond. Police say they have questioned Logan's father, Alvin Bowman but have ruled him out as a suspect.
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[WIPE TO FULL SCREEN PINNACLE]
Anyone with information about Logan's disappearance is asked to call the Grayson County Sheriff's office at 276-773-32-41.
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[SUPER=@Kimberly1;]


[Morning-Snow]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]


Primary roads are in good shape for the most part, but drivers should still use caution are their way into work.


(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning]


The Snow began falling in Roanoke around 3:00. VDOT spokeswoman Laura Bullock says I-81 is mostly clear throughout the region.
She says secondary roads, especially in the New River Valley are currently in moderate condition.
Some secondary roads in the Roanoke Valley have started seeing some accumulation of snow.
V-DOT crews are busy trying to keep the roads as clear as possible.
(+++++++)
[ANCHOR=Kim]

[TAKE FS VDOT BOARD 4491ESSC]
If you need detailed information on road conditions, you can call V-DOT at 1-800 367-ROAD.


(++++++++++)[45-11XGR]



[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-49 TC1:15:42]
[GRAPHIC=None]


State legislators have rejected several bills designed to raise taxes this session, but some lawmakers warn that it may still come at a cost.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


A half dozen tax bills died before Senate and House Committees, including three that would raise the state's cigarette tax, currently the lowest in the nation.
Lawmakers also put the brakes on legislation to bring back the car tax.
Republican lawmakers say it is not the right time to raise taxes.
But some Democrats say Virginians will pay for it one way or another.
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[SOT 13:16:22]
[IN Q=YOU PAY FOR IT THROUGH OTHER WAYS]

((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/D-ROANOKE: YOU PAY FOR IT THROUGH OTHER WAYS SUCH AS RISING TUITION IN HIGHER EDUCATION, RISING INSURANCE PREMIUMS IN ORDER TO COVER THE MEDICAID SHORTFALL AND YOU PAY FOR IT IN THE LOWER QUALITY OF LIFE. SO SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE.)) ((DEL. PRESTON BRYANT/R-LYNCHBURG: WE ARE IN A CONSUMER-DRIVEN ECONOMY. OUR ECONOMIC GROWTH DEPENDS ON PEOPLE SPENDING MONEY. AND IF THE GOVERNMENT KEEPS TAKING MONEY AWAY FROM THEM, THEY CAN'T SPEND IT.))
[SUPER=@Edwards; :00]
[SUPER=@Bryant; :12]
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[OUT Q=THEY CAN'T SPEND IT.]
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[VO-NAT]


Lawmakers also defeated a bill that would fund public education through a one cent increase in Virginia's sales tax.
The measure lost by only one vote.
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[45-11LB-Meningitis]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Meningitis]


A teacher at Lord Botetourt High School is hospitalized with meningitis.
The school sent a letter home yesterday with students describing the symptoms and telling them the health department is investigating.
Meningitis which starts with a feaver, headache and stiff neck, is transmitted only through close contact.
Casual contact, like that in classrooms, does not put students at risk for infection.
Principal Allen Brenner says the teacher is recovering.

[Morning-Snow]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]


Primary roads are in good shape for the most part, but drivers should still use caution are their way into work.


(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning]


The Snow began falling in Roanoke around 3:00. VDOT spokeswoman Laura Bullock says I-81 is mostly clear throughout the region.
She says secondary roads, especially in the New River Valley are currently in moderate condition.
Some secondary roads in the Roanoke Valley have started seeing some accumulation of snow.
V-DOT crews are busy trying to keep the roads as clear as possible.
(+++++++)
[ANCHOR=Kim]

[TAKE FS VDOT BOARD 4491ESSC]
If you need detailed information on road conditions, you can call V-DOT at 1-800 367-ROAD.


(++++++++++)[8-Towers-Fire]



[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=02-]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


A fire occured early this morning and caused damage to several Roanoke businesses.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning]


Firefighters responded to Towers Shopping Center around 1:30. They say the fire began in the heating and air conditioning unit on the roof above Heartland Bread Company.
The business sustained smoke and water damage.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We have minimal damage]
[SUPER=01-Bob Hartman/Heartland Bread Company Co-owner;]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=baking bread real soon.]
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[VO-NAT]

Smoke also affected Radio Shack and Groovy's, but both businesses plan to open on time this morning.
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[8-11Missing-Child]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=02-50 TC1:01:14]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Authorities in Grayson County are investigating the suspicious disappearance of a five-year-old boy.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

His name is Logan Nathaniel Bowman.
Police say Logan hasn't been seen for nearly a month, but his mother, Cynthia Davis didn't report him missing until Sunday.
[SUPER=03-Grayson Co.;]


Logan had been living with his mother and her boyfriend Dennis Schemerhorn in a trailer home outside of Galax. Both were later arrested for child endangerment, after police learned Logan had been hurt and wasn't taken to the doctor.
[SOT 32:13]
[IN Q=HE HAD WATER BURNS]

((SHERIFF WILSON: HE HAD WATER BURNS, HOT WATER BURNS. REPORTER: WHERE AT? SHERIFF: ON THE LEGS THE BUTTOCKS THE GROIN AREA 33:22))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Wilson/Grayson Co. Sheriff;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=GROIN AREA]
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[VO-NAT]

Davis is still in jail, but her boyfriend is free on bond. Police say they have questioned Logan's father, Alvin Bowman but have ruled him out as a suspect.
(XXXXXXXX)

[WIPE TO FULL SCREEN PINNACLE]
Anyone with information about Logan's disappearance is asked to call the Grayson County Sheriff's office at 276-773-32-41. (-------------)