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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom. Don't expect summer temperatures to last through the weekend, but it still looks to be mostly pleasant.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast in just a few minutes.






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Roanoke police are investigating an early morning shooting.
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Police are saying only that there are "multiple victims" and at least one death, but a News 7 Crew saw two bodies being brought out, and police were still inside. A police spokeswoman says it happened around 3 this morning at a home on the 800 block of Madison Avenue. No further details are available at this time.
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[7-11Bedford-Death]


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Health officials have ruled out the mystery illness SARS for the death of a Bedford County man earlier this week, but they still have not determined how he died.
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[SUPER=03-Forest/Yesterday]


The 42-year-old man was visiting his sister from his home in Holland when she found him dead Wednesday morning.
He reportedly had been suffering from cold and flu-like symptoms.
An autopsy yesterday ruled out SARS as a cause of death.
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[7-11BMI]


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The war in Iraq means big demand, and big business, for military shelters produced in Western Virginia.
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Bea Maurer (Maugh-er) Incorporated of Fairfield says its employees are working extra hours to meet the need for Base-X military shelters. The company's rapid deployment portable shelters become active military hospitals and command centers. The company is shipping many shelters each week directly to military units in the Middle East and elsewhere.
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The Roanoke Police Department will unveil a memorial to fallen officers next spring, and already, members of the force are helping a Blacksburg artist flesh out his vision for the project.
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A half dozen officers posed yesterday for sculptor Lawrence Bechtel (beck-TEL) and photographer Diane Goff.
Bechtel says the session will help him capture the relationship between the kneeling officer and the wounded colleague he is comforting.
Members of the department say they're pleased the work is under way.
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[IN Q=It did take a long time]

((RICK MORRISON/ROANOKE CITY POLICE OFFICER: IT DID TAKE A LONG TIME, BUT IT'S GOOD THAT THE PROCESS WENT LIKE THIS SO WE KNOW THAT WE'RE DOING THIS RIGHT, SO WE GET A TRUE AND ACCURATE REFLECTION OF WHAT OUR PROFESSION AND WHAT THE MEN AND WOMEN BEFORE US THE PRICE THEY PAID.))
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[OUT Q=before us, the price they paid.]
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Bechtel plans to complete the final sculpture in time for unveiling next May during National Police Memorial Week.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We could hear the rumble of thunder this evening, otherwise expect another day with mild temperatures.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your weekend outlook, straight ahead.





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A shooting in Roanoke this morning has left at least two people dead.
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Police are saying only that there are "multiple victims" and at least one death, but a News 7 Crew saw two bodies being brought out, and police were still inside the home along the 800 block of Madison Avenue. A police spokeswoman says the shootings were reported just before 3 this morning. No further details are available at this time.
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[45-11Grucci]


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Two area companies say they are expanding, and that means more jobs. We'll start with Grucci (Grew-chee), a fireworks and pyrotechnic manufacturing firm, which says it will hire 53-people at its existing plant at the Radford Arsenal.
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Grucci began manufacturing there in January of 19-97. The company says it will invest one-hundred-thousand-dollars to expand operations and distribution.
Grucci produces fireworks displays for many high-profile special events and provides pyrotechnic components to the Department of Defense. The company is based on Long Island, New York.
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[45-11Danville-Jobs]


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And New jobs are coming to Danville. Columbia Flooring says it will add a third shift at its plant and hire 50-workers. The company is investing one-point-six-million dollars in expanding its hardwood floor manufacturing operations. Columbia already employs 159-people.


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At a time when state finances are already tight in Virginia, an Illinois lawsuit is threatening to poke holes in the commonwealth's budget.
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An Illinois judge ordered Philip Morris to post a 12-BILLION dollar bond to appeal a recent court ruling.
Philip Morris officials say paying the bond could prevent the company from making a scheduled payment of 52 million dollars to Virginia.
Forty percent of that payment goes straight into the state's treasury.
The loss of those funds would leave a 21-MILLION dollar dent in the state's budget.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: LIKE MOST STATES WE'RE HOPING THAT PHILIP MORRIS AND THE OTHER TOBACCO COMPANIES WILL CONTINUE TO HONOR THE MASTER SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT.))
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The payment is due April 15th.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We'll start seeing more clouds today, and temperatures will drop a few degrees from where they were yesterday.
Bigger changes, though for the latter half of the weekend.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the forecast, in just a few minutes.





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There are at least two fatalities in a shooting early this morning in Roanoke.
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The official word from police is that there are "multiple victims" and at least one death.
But neighbors say they saw more than TWO bodies being brought out, and police were still inside the home along the 800 block of Madison Avenue. A police spokeswoman says the shootings were reported just before 3 this morning. One person is in custody, but no further details are available at this time.
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New technology may change the way many communities alert residents to emergency situations. It's already happening in Blacksburg.
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The town recently installed an emergency notification system called First Responder. The system is set up to automatically send general and emergency information to a person's cell phone, email or palm pilot.
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((HEATHER BROWNING/TOWN SPOKESPERSON: 43:22 RIGHT NOW WE'RE GOING TO FOCUS ON THE DAY TO DAY PUBLIC NOTIFICATION ASPECT OF FIRST RESPONDER AND THEN MOVE TO THE EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SIDE OF IT. IT'S AN EXCITING TOOL AND WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO HAVING AN EXTRA COMMUNICATION OUTLET AVAILABLE TO US TO HELP US COMMUNICATE WITH THE CITIZENS BETTER :38))
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Browning says the town is one of only four communities in the country with this type of system. She says they hope to have the system fully in place by the summer.
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Freshmen at E-C Glass High School in Lynchburg will be the first to graduate from a fully renovated facility.
But in the meantime, they may have to deal with construction equipment, dust, and noise.
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The city is spending 28 million dollars to completely overhaul and update the 50-year-old school.
They'll be adding a 12-classroom science wing, an auxiliary gymnasium and a new heating and air conditioning system.
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[IN Q=We have teachers]

((JAMES MCCORMICK/LYNCHBURG SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: WE HAVE TEACHERS AT THIS EXEMPLARY HIGH SCHOOL WHO FOR THE NEXT THREE YEARS ARE GOING TO WORK AGGRESSIVELY TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR STUDENTS PROSPER EDUCATIONALLY, BUT ALSO PROSPER EMOTIONALLY.))
[SUPER=01-James McCormick/Lynchburg School Superintendent]
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[OUT Q=also prosper emotionally.]
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The renovations will keep the architectural and historic significance of the school intact.
The project has qualified for about two million dollars in historic tax credits.
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