[7-11Lake-accident]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

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[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-05 TC1:33:37]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]

The President of the Smith Mountain Lake Ruritan Club is one of three people killed in a head on collision in Bedford County.
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[TAKE PINNACLE FULL] The accident happened on route 626 yesterday afternoon -what is now called Smith Mountain Lake Parkway, just north of the entrance to the State Park.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]

State police say one of the two vehicles crossed the center line. 64- year old Cleve Watkins was in the Ford Pick-Up.
The Chevy Blazer was driven by 45-year old Kelly Ann Dellis. Residents in the area say it was not the first bad wreck on this stretch of road.
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[SOT 10:38:30]
[IN Q=There's been several]

((PETE TUCK/LOCAL RESIDENT; THERE'S BEEN SEVERAL ACCIDENTS ON THIS CURVE HERE. SEVERAL YEARS AGO THERE WAS AN ACCIDENT HERE. A YOUNG BOY GOT KILLED.))
[SUPER=01-Pete Tuck/Local Resident]
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[OUT Q=boy got killed.]
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[VO-NAT]

Dellis was taking a friend to a doctor's appointment.
The friend also died in the accident.
State police know his identity, but aren't releasing it until they can find his family.
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[7-11Cycle-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-02 TC2:04:33]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]

A motorcycle accident that took the life of a well- known doctor from central Virginia is still under investigation by the state police.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


52-year-old Dennis Burns died Monday night when his motorcycle hit uneven pavement on Route 460 near Leesville Road.
V-DOT workers had been repairing the road earlier in the day, but ran out of asphalt before they could finish.
V-DOT says it left two signs and two barrels alerting motorists to the problem.
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[SOT 21:45:26]
[IN Q=We felt as]

((TIM WILES/VDOT MAINTENANCE ENGINEER: WE FELT AS THOUGH THE WORK THAT WE LEFT OUT THERE WAS IN A SITUATION THAT WE'VE DONE BEFORE AND FELT AS THOUGH IT WOULD BE OKAY FOR THIS ONE NIGHT, FOR US TO COME BACK AND REPAVE IT TODAY.))
[SUPER=01-Tim Wiles/VDOT Maintenance Engineer;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=and repave it today.]
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[VO-NAT]


State police asked VDOT to completely close off the right lane after the accident occurred.
Dr. Burns owned two local family care clinics and served as the on-call medical examiner for the central Virginia area.
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[7-11Bus-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-12 TC20:53]
[GRAPHIC=WIPE]


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount]


A school bus accident in Franklin County sent a dozen students to the hospital with minor injuries yesterday.
About 60 students were on their way to Benjamin Franklin Middle School and Franklin County High School when their bus hit the back of a pick-up.
Most of the injured students complained of neck and back pain, but officials said they did not suffer any serious injuries.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


Authorities did not charge either of the drivers involved in the accident, but they were looking for a car that pulled out in front of the truck.

[45-6-Wachovia]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


Wachovia Corporation is closing some of its bank branches as part of its merger with First Union. 42-locations across Virginia will shut down by late July. Five in the Western part of the state include two in Harrisonburg and one each in Abingdon, Winchester and Charlottesville. An official says the closings are to avoid overlapping banking operations and involve mostly small branches. The company says bank employees will not be laid off but will be offered positions at other locations.

[45-11Derailment]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-04 TC1:25:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A train derailment in Montgomery County earlier this year is being blamed on equipment failure.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./February 28;]

The train was carrying coal when 32-cars fell off track in the Ellet Valley. Norfolk Southern officials say one of the train's wheels broke sometime after it left Bluefield. No one was hurt. The derailment happened just two weeks after another train derailed in Pulaski County, near the Radford Army Ammunition Plant. Operator error caused that accident.
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[45-11Potholes]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-09 TC47:42]
[GRAPHIC=None]


VDOT is asking drivers to avoid a major intersection in Christiansburg for a couple days.
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[VO-NAT :32]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]

Crews are paving sections of the area around Cambria and Franklin Streets. Police and message boards are helping direct traffic but officials say lengthy delays are expected. The work is scheduled to be completed tomorrow.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Earlier yesterday, VDOT filled potholes along Interstates 81 and 581 from Ironto to the Botetourt County line and down to the Tanglewood area. Across the state more than 95-thousand potholes have been repaired this year. VDOT says this has been the worst season for potholes since the late 1970s.
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[45-11Restaurant-Inspections]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=03-08 TC1:03:47]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Have you ever wondered what goes on in a resturant kitchen inspection? Soon, the Health Department will be posting its inspection results on line.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Information will be available for any food establishment in the state including school cafeterias, daycares and food service convenience stores.
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[SOT:48]
[IN Q=What we've done is put all the restaurant history]

((KAREN SAUL/ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SUPERVISOR; WHAT WE'VE DONE IS PUT ALL OF THE RESTAURANT'S HISTORY AND ALL OF THE INSPECTIONS ON THE WEB SO THAT PEOPLE CAN LOOK BEFORE THEY GO OUT TO A RESTAURANT AND WHAT THE VIOLATIONS WERE. SO THE PUBLIC IS AWARE OF THE SANITATION STANDARDS OF THE RESTAURANT))
[SUPER=01-Karen Saul/Environmental Health Supervisor]
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[OUT Q=standards of the restaurant]
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[VO-NAT]


The inspection results will be available on-line beginning May 1st.
Health officials say it will take time however to input all the restaurants in the database.
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[TAKE WDBJ WEBPAGE FS]
Once the site is available you will be able to find a link to it on our web page.
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[8-6-Hudson]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-51 TC1:16:43]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A man who admits to killing his neighbors in Halifax County will learn his fate tomorrow.
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[VO-NAT]


James Bryant Hudson has pled guilty to killing his neighbor Walter Stanley Cole, his brother Thomas Cole, and Pasty Cole.
He pled guilty to two counts of capital murder and one count of first degree murder.
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co./July]


Prosecutors say the murders stemmed from years of controversy over a private access road.
Commonwealth's Attorney John Greenbacker is asking for the death penalty.
At a hearing yesterday morning, the judge said he'll announce tomorrow whether Hudson will get life or be put to death.
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[8-11Cycle-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-02 TC2:04:33]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]

A motorcycle accident that took the life of a well- known doctor from central Virginia is still under investigation by the state police.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


52-year-old Dennis Burns died Monday night when his motorcycle hit uneven pavement on Route 460 near Leesville Road.
V-DOT workers had been repairing the road earlier in the day, but ran out of asphalt before they could finish.
V-DOT says it left two signs and two barrels alerting motorists to the problem.
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[SOT 21:45:26]
[IN Q=We felt as]

((TIM WILES/VDOT MAINTENANCE ENGINEER: WE FELT AS THOUGH THE WORK THAT WE LEFT OUT THERE WAS IN A SITUATION THAT WE'VE DONE BEFORE AND FELT AS THOUGH IT WOULD BE OKAY FOR THIS ONE NIGHT, FOR US TO COME BACK AND REPAVE IT TODAY.))
[SUPER=01-Tim Wiles/VDOT Maintenance Engineer;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=and repave it today.]
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[VO-NAT]


State police asked VDOT to completely close off the right lane after the accident occurred.
Dr. Burns owned two local family care clinics and served as the on-call medical examiner for the central Virginia area.
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[8-11Child-Abuse]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-01 TC2:00:43]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Words can hurt.
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[VO-NAT :14]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The Advertising Federation hopes that's what parents remember when they talk to their kids. A new ad campaign on how verbal abuse can harm children and their self-esteem is debuting this month. April is Prevent Child Abuse Month.
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[SOT 00:34:38]
[IN Q=we've got]

((CHRIS HENSON/ADVERTISING FEDERATION OF RKE VALLEY; WE'VE GOT OUTDOOR BOARD BILLBOARDS THAT WILL GO UP FAIRLY SOON AND THAT SAME ART WILL WORK ON VALLEY METRO BUSES AS WELL AND THEN WE'VE GOT THREE PSA'S COMMERCIALS THAT WE HOPE TO RUN.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Henson/Advertising Federation of Roanoke Valley;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=HOPE TO RUN.]
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[VO-NAT]

The campaign was developed for the Children's Advocacy Center for the Roanoke Valley. Some of the children featured in the campaign are from our area. (------------)