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Residents of a Roanoke apartment building got a rude awakening this morning.
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Firefighters were called to Caru Apartments located at 36th and Donna Streets around 3:45. A fire that had started in a basement apartment caused the whole building to fill with smoke. Residents were forced to evacuate. No one was injured. Authorities are still investigating. They say no one was in the basement apartment at the time of the blaze.
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[7-11Boty-Shooting]


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The Botetourt County Sheriff's Department is investigating a shooting involving the wife of a federal marshal.
It happened around ten Wednesday morning on Beachview Lane in the Rainbow Forest subdivision.
Sheriff Ronnie Sprinkle says deputies responded to a report that a woman walked into her home, found a burglar and was then shot.
The intruder was described as a white male wearing a green shirt, blue jeans and a black mask.
The victim is recovering from a single gunshot wound.
Her name is not being released at this time.
Investigators say they found the gun at the scene.

[7-11-77-Accident]


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A chemical spill had part of Interstate 77 shut down for more than 10 hours yesterday.
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It happened at mile-marker-43, north of Wytheville. Police say a tractor-trailer overturned, spilling ammonium nitrate and diesel fuel. The spill was so dangerous, police shut-down both sides of the interstate, and told workers at a nearby training center to evacuate. The driver of the truck, was not seriously hurt, but he was cited for reckless driving and failure to maintain proper control.
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[7-11L'burg-Budget]


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Lynchburg's Commonwealth's attorney willnot be taking part in any debate or vote involving the city's budget.
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Joan Foster works for the Alliance for Families and Children, a non-profit agency that receives funding from the city.
Prosecutor Bill Petty says because that funding is lumped into the general fund, Foster would create a conflict of interest by taking part in the budget process.
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[SOT 2:23:44]
[IN Q=The members of]

((BILL PETTY/LYNCHBURG COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: THE MEMBERS OF COUNCIL NEED TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THIS ACT IS AND WHAT IT SAYS. WHEN I SEE SOMEONE MAKE COMMENTS IT'S APPARENT TO ME THAT EITHER THEY HAVEN'T READ THE ACT AND DON'T UNDERSTAND IT OR HAVEN'T READ THE OPINION AND DON'T UNDERSTAND IT.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Petty/Lynchburg Commonwealth's Attorney]
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[OUT Q=don't understand it. (SECOND TIME!!)]
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Petty says council could resolve the problem by removing the Alliance money from the overall budget and voting on it as a separate item.
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[45-Roanoke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Residents of a Roanoke apartment building got a rude awakening this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning]

Firefighters were called to Caru Apartments located at 36th and Donna Streets around 3:45. A fire that had started in a basement apartment filled the entire building with smoke. Residents were forced to evacuate. No one was injured. Authorities are still investigating. They say no one was in the basement apartment at the time of the blaze.
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[45-11Cana-Murder]


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An arrest has been made in a Carroll County shooting.
Authorities say the body of Larry Ralph King was found shortly before seven Wednesday morning at a residence in Cana.
He had apparently been shot in the chest.
A tracking dog led deputies to a mobile home where they found 29 year old Lee Howard Wilmoth.
He faces charges including first degree murder and he is being held without bond in the New River Valley Regional jail.

[45-11DeLong]


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A former Bedford County youth pastor is arrested for sexual misconduct involving an underage girl.
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24-year-old Courtney Lee DeLong was arrested last October after a 13-year-old girl told authorities she had sex with him on two occasions.
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The girl was part of DeLong's youth group at Flint Hill Baptist Church.. the church was not aware of the incidents.
DeLong pleaded guilty to three felony counts yesterday.
He faces up to twenty years in prison.
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[45-11Planned-Parenthood]


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Virginia is an extremist state on the forefront of restricting a woman's right to choose.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

That was the message from a planned parenthood representative in Richmond yesterday. He, and members of other groups, were urging Governor Warner to veto what they call an unprecedented amount of legislation aimed at restricting a woman's right to choose.
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[IN Q=The Republican pro- choice]

((KATHERINE WADDELL/REPUBLICAN PRO-CHOICE COALITION: THE REPUBLICAN PRO- CHOICE COALITION OF AMERICA STRONGLY URGES GOVERNOR WARNER TO TRUST THE WOMEN OF VIRGINIA AND PLEASE VETO ALL OF THESE. PLEASE VETO ALL OF THESE PAROCHIAL BILLS.))
[SUPER=01-Katherine Waddell/Republican Pro-Choice Coalition;]
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Parental consent for an abortion is one bill that concerns the group. A sex educator in the state says the women she works with usually involve a family member in their decision making anyway. And she says there's no need to up the law from notification to parental consent.
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[8-Roanoke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Residents of a Roanoke apartment building got a rude awakening this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning]

Firefighters were called to Caru Apartments located at 36th and Donna Streets around 3:45. A fire that had started in a basement apartment caused the whole building to smoke up. Residents were forced to evacuate. No one was injured. Authorities are still investigating. They say no one was in the basement apartment at the time of the blaze.
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[8-6-Ministers-Council]


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Some local groups in Lynchburg say that the progress being made by the city in its efforts to rid itself of its youth gang problems is just the beginning.
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Area ministers and minority leaders said yesterday the city needs to find more ways to keep kids off the streets and out of trouble.
They also want police officers to undergo sensitivity training to avoid problems of racial profiling.
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[IN Q=They must be]

((PATRICIA COLEMAN/PROVIDENCE MINISTRIES: THEY MUST BE MADE TO UNDERSTAND THAT THEY CANNOT LOOK AT A BOOK AND TELL IT BY ITS COVER, THAT THEY MUST HAVE CULTURAL SENSITIVITY TRAINING, THAT THEY MUST BE MADE TO THINK BEYOND THE MERE LETTER OF THE LAW TO THOSE KINDS OF THINGS THAT ARE MORE COMMUNITY-BASED.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Patricia Coleman/Providence Ministries International;]
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[OUT Q=more community-based.]
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Providence Ministries works with the court system to offer behavior modification programs that serve as an alternative to jail time for young offenders.
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[8-11Sharpton]


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Lynchburg will get a visit from Democratic Presidential candidate Reverand Al Sharpton later this month.
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Sharpton will deliver the sermon at Providence Ministries International in Forest on Sunday, March 23rd.
P-M-I officials say Sharpton's speech will highlight issues important to African-Americans around the country.
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((JAMES COLEMAN/PROVIDENCE MINISTRIES: WE ARE CONVINCED THAT WHETHER REVEREND SHARPTON WINS OR LOSES, THAT IS NOT THE ISSUE FOR US. HE WILL BE A FACTOR, A SIGNIFICANT FACTOR IN SHAPING THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, AND NOT JUST THAT, BUT SHAPING THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE ENTIRE POLITICAL PROCESS TO BE INCLUSIVE.))
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[OUT Q=to be inclusive.]
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Reverend Coleman says Sharpton also plans to use the visit to make national position statements on issues critical to the Democratic Party. (------------)