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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
We begin the work week with summer-like temperatures and a chance of scattered thunderstorms.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your complete forecast in just a few minutes.






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Negotiations resume today between ITT Night Vision and its striking union employees. Before today's talks begin, union members are holding a rally in front of the plant this morning in a show of unity.
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Business Reporter Rachel Cannon is there with the latest.
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No strike yet at the Goodyear Tire plant in Danville, but two thousand union workers there say they're prepared to hit the picket lines.
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The United Steelworkers of America union has broken off contract negotiations with Goodyear and no new talks have been scheduled.
The union's contract with eleven Goodyear plants, including Danville, expired April 19th, but had been extended on a day-to-day basis while talks continued. The former contract remains in effect for now because both sides had agreed to a 72-hour notice before termination. Major issues include job security, health care for retirees and restructuring debt.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We'll see some sunshine today before rainy weather makes a comeback.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the forecast, including a look ahead at the holiday weekend, up next.





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Striking ITT Night Vision workers are rallying outside the Roanoke County plant this morning.
This, as union leaders meet with company officials later today when contract negotiations resume. Nearly 600 employees have been on the picket line for just over a week.
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Union leaders say there are three main issues.
They are caps on health care costs, pension benefits, and elimination of mandatory overtime.
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ITT says production at the plant continues during the strike. Night Vision says it is working to resolve the labor dispute.






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A Roanoke man is footing the bill for a field trip that he hopes will help middle school students understand the contributions made by his father, and many others.
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Gerald Willis' father was a D-Day veteran. He recently died, but was able to find peace when he attended the dedication of the D-Day Memorial. Willis was shocked when a little girl asked him what D-Day meant. He decided to try and answer the question for all young people.
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He hopes that money will be enough to send all sixth and seventh graders to the D-Day Memorial. Donations to the Robert Willis D-Day Memorial Fund can be made at any Member One Credit Union.
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A fire that started in the kitchen over the weekend took the life of an 85 year old man. Fire officials say Guy Spencer of Radford was cooking meat Saturday night when the fire started. He was unconscious when firefighters arrived, and later died at New River Valley Medical Center. Officials say the fire damanged Spencer's extensive train collection worth up to 20- thousand dollars.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
All eyes are on the Gulf of Mexico, where a tropical storm is brewing.
It'll likely mean rainy weather for us.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner explains, coming up after the news.




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Negotiations resume later today between ITT Night Vision and its striking union employees. In advance of those talks, hundreds of union members rallied outside the Roanoke County plant this morning. Nearly 600 employees have been on the picket line for just over a week.
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Union leaders say there are three main issues.
They are caps on health care costs, pension benefits, and elimination of mandatory overtime.
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Meanwhile, tensions are also growing at the Goodyear Tire plant in Danville, where two thousand union workers say they're prepared to strike if necessary.
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The United Steelworkers of America union has broken off contract negotiations with Goodyear and no new talks have been scheduled.
The union's contract with eleven Goodyear plants, including Danville, expired April 19th, but had been extended on a day-to-day basis while talks continued. The former contract remains in effect for now because both sides had agreed to a 72-hour notice before termination. Major issues include job security, health care for retirees and restructuring debt.
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Candidates for the 17th District House of Delegates seat already have their campaigns going, more than four months before election day. Roanoke City Councilwoman Linda Wyatt is the Democratic candidate who says she hopes to take some "Common Sense" to Richmond.
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The retired elementary school teacher would also like to see the state allot more funding for education.
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Wyatt adds all legislatures think education is important, but the General Assembly needs to step up to the plate and put more money behind the Commonwealth's young people.
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William Fralin is the Republican candidate for the district. The Roanoke attorney says he hopes to rebuild Republican seniority in the General Assembly that's necessary to protect Roanoke. He says he looks forward to being part of a solution to Virginia's transportation and education problems. And also hopes to restore funding to Southwest Virginia's cultural institutions.
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