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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Snow showers are possible across the region today.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, straight ahead.




[7-81-Accident]


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Authorities are investigating an accident on Interstate 81 near Buchanan involving a state trooper, a tanker truck, and a van.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./This Morning;]

The accident happened just after 3:30 this morning near mile marker 159 in Botetourt County.
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((Bob Ross Virginia State Police: It appears that the trooper had a violator stopped when the tractor trailer coming northbound on the interstate lost control and wound up striking the rear corner and side of the state police vehicle.))


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The truck overturned and spilled 6-thousand gallons of diesel fuel. Crews are cleaning up the scene. State police say the trooper was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
The people in the van were transported to be treated for injuries. And the condition of the truck driver is not known. The northbound lanes are closed from mile marker 157 to 162 and will be for several hours. Traffic is being re-routed.
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[7-11Price]


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A grand jury indicted the Craig County commissioner of revenue on check fraud charges.
Rebecca W. Price faces two counts of obtaining money by false pretenses, two counts of forgery and two counts of uttering.
The charges concern three transactions in June and September of last year involving a total of about 55-hundred dollars.
The indictments against Price came after an investigation by the State Police, and a review by the special prosecutor, Botetourt County commonwealth's attorney Joel Branscom.

[7-11Monty-Flood]


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V-Dot crews are still working to repair several roads in Montgomery County.
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[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

Officials say most of the damage was in the Elliston-Shawsville area, where heavy rains ripped out roads and washed up bridges. In one area, a bridge that was under construction received so much damage, workers say it may now take them another two or three weeks to finish it.
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[SOT 25:21-25:26; 26:07-26:15][COVER B/T BITES!!!]
[IN Q=ALL THE LUMBER]

((DICKIE WYMER/BRANCH HIGHWAYS, INC.: ALL THE LUMBER AND STEEL AND HAND TOOLS MUD COVERED YOU KNOW 25:26. 26:07 WE HAD A REAL GOOD SHOT AT IT, OF MAKING IT BY THE 15TH, BUT NOW I DON'T, IT'S GONE BE REAL TIGHT IF WE DO 26:15))
[SUPER=01-Dickie Wymer/Branch Highways, Inc.;]
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Officials say an assessment for the total damage throughout the county has not yet been made.
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[45-81-Accident]


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A tanker truck accident is affecting northbound traffic on Interstate 81 in Botetourt County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./This Morning;]

The accident happened just after 3:30 this morning near mile marker 159 in Botetourt County.
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((Bob Ross Virginia State Police: It appears that the trooper had a violator stopped when the tractor trailer coming northbound on the interstate lost control and wound up striking the rear corner and side of the state police vehicle.))


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[VO-NAT]

The truck overturned and spilled 6-thousand gallons of diesel fuel. Crews are cleaning up the scene. State police say the trooper was airlifted to the hospital and the people in the van were also transported to be treated for injuries. The condition of the truck driver is not known. The northbound lanes are closed from mile marker 157 to 162 and will be for several hours Traffic is being re-routed
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[45-11Police-Shooting]


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A Danville police officer will not face charges for shooting and wounding a civilian he thought was trying to run him down.
A Danville grand jury did NOT indict officer Eric Lee Ellis OR the man he shot, Charles Jackson Lynch the Third.
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[SUPER=03-Danville/October;]


The encounter happened at an intersection near Piedmont Mall back in October.
Officer Ellis was off-duty at the time.
He says he saw the occupants of two cars gearing up for a fight at the intersection... and drew his gun and fired when one car drove at him.
Lynch says he was trying to escape someone who was chasing him and did not know Ellis was a police officer.
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[45-11Cher]


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Cher PROVED last night that she can still bring in a crowd.
Fans packed the Roanoke Civic Center for her "Living Proof Farewell Tour."
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((NAT MUSIC))
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Cher's been wowing audiences since the mid-sixties.
It wasn't just the music that entertained fans, they were also wowed by dancers and a spectacular set.
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((NAT MUSIC))
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[OUT Q=what I'm looking for.]
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[8-81-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Motorists are using an alternate route after a tanker truck spill on Interstate 81.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./This Morning;]

The accident happened just after 3:30 this morning near mile marker 159 in Botetourt County.
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((Bob Ross Virginia State Police: It appears that the trooper had a violator stopped when the tractor trailer coming northbound on the interstate lost control and wound up striking the rear corner and side of the state police vehicle.))


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[VO-NAT]

The truck overturned and spilled 6-thousand gallons of diesel fuel. State police say the trooper was airlifted to the hospital and the people in the van were also transported. The condition of the truck driver is not known.
Northbound traffic is being re- routed while crews clean up the scene, which will take until mid- day.
Motorists will have to leave the interstate at exit 156 onto Route 11, and then re- enter at exit 162.
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[8-11Price]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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A grand jury indicted the Craig County commissioner of revenue on check fraud charges.
Rebecca W. Price faces two counts of obtaining money by false pretenses, two counts of forgery and two counts of uttering.
The charges concern three transactions in June and September of last year involving a total of about 55-hundred dollars.
The indictments against Price came after an investigation by the State Police, and a review by the special prosecutor, Botetourt County commonwealth's attorney Joel Branscom.

[8-11Vinton-Death]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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When the threat of flooding arises, officials repeat the warning: don't drive through high water.
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[SUPER=03-Vinton/Saturday Night]

Saturday night several people ignored the warning. It cost one man his life. At the dip in the road where Walnut Street crosses Glade Creek, the water may have been 10 feet deep at one point.
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((BUT WHILE WE WERE HERE WITH ALL THE RED LIGHTS AND THE BRIGHT LIGHTS IN THE AIR, PEOPLE STILL DROVE AROUND THE BARRICADES. WE FINALLY HAD TO GO BACK AND PUT TAPE UP, YOU KNOW THE BRIGHT YELLOW TAPE THAT JUST BLOCKS THE ROAD COMPLETELY. AND PEOPLE DROVE UNDER IT.))
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Forty-seven year old Donald Lynn Riddleberger went around the barricades. Witnesses said they saw his Toyota pick-up turn sideways and take a nosedive into the Creek.
[SUPER=04-December 11, 1991]

This is the same spot where a woman from Bedford County lost her life after she drove around the barriers. (------------)