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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom. Today will be partly sunny with a chance of showers this afternoon.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast in just a few minutes.




[7-2-11Amherst-Fire]


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A historic restaurant in Amherst County was heavily damaged by a fire.
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[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.;]

The blaze broke out at the Briar Patch Restaurant around 9 o'clock yesterday morning. Investigators say the fire is believed to have started in the kitchen area. The restaurant first opened in 1948, and is a well known landmark in the area.
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[IN Q=It was a local...]

((SGT. WILLIAM CLARK/AMHERST CO. FIRE INVESTIGATOR; IT WAS A PLACE EVERYBODY IN THE COUNTY CAME TO AND EVERYBODY AROUND HERE KNOWS ABOUT IT, IT'S BEEN IN BUSINESS FOR ABOUT 50 YEARS. AND THEY JUST ADDED A NEW SECTION ONTO THE BUILDING ABOUT A YEAR AGO.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. William Clark/Amherst Co. Fire Investigator]
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[OUT Q=the building about a year ago.]
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The owner of the restaurant was in the building when the blaze broke out, but escaped without injury. The fire is still under investigation, and it could be several days before the cause is known.
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[7-11Cascades-Hypothermia]


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One man was taken to the hospital with hypothermia due to cold water and dangerous swimming conditions.
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[SUPER=03-Giles Co.;]

The man and a friend were in the water at the bottom of the Cascades in Giles County when he was pulled underwater and trapped for a few minutes before his friend pulled him out.
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[IN Q=THEY SHOULD NOT ]

((STEVEN DAVIS/GILES RESCUE SQUAD--THEY SHOULD NOT BE SWIMMING IN LITTLE STONEY CREEK AT THE CASCADES IN GILES COUNTY PARTICULARLY IF THE WATER IS AS HIGH AS IT IS TODAY. AS THE WATER COMES ACROSS THE FALLS LITERALLY, THERE'S TONS OF WATER FORCE THAT COMES ACROSS THAT FALLS. ))
[SUPER=01-Steven Davis/Giles Rescue Squad;]
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Davis says that water pressure is what pulled the man under. He also says the water there stays in the low 60's -- cold enough to cause hypothermia after only a short time. The victim was taken to Giles Memorial Hospital for observation.
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[7-11SCLC-Charges]


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The local SCLC is calling for a federal investigation in the Roanoke police department. The civil rights group says the black community is being discriminated against.
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Jeff Artis, with the S-C-L-C, says the city has overlooked a rise in gang activity in schools and low income neighborhoods.
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((JEFF ARTIS/CHAIRMAN OF BOARD, SCLC; WE HAVE ASKED QUESTIONS OF THE ROANOKE CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT. THEY DON'T WANT TO ANSWER THOSE QUESTIONS. WE ARE NOT SATISFIED WITH THE ANSWERS WE HAVE GOTTEN. ALL WE'VE GOTTEN IS THE RUN-AROUND. SO WE'VE ASKED THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TO COME IN AND LOOK AT THAT SITUATION. ))
[SUPER=01-Jeff Artis/SCLC Chairman; ]
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[OUT Q=and look at that situation.]
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The S-C-L-C is asking the U-S Department of Education and the Justice Department to conduct the investigation. City Manager Darlene Burcham declined a request for an interview, but says she has not heard from the S-C-L-C, and denies the city has used racist policies.

[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Today will be partly sunny with just a lingering chance of storms.

Meteorlogist Leo Hirsbrunner has forecast details, coming up after the news. [55-2-Drug-Bust]


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Sheriff's officials in Carroll County say the community helped in nabbing a man who was allegedly running a methamphetamine lab near his home.
36- year- old Ronnie Clark Bobbitt is being held in the Surry County jail, awaiting extradition.
His arrest was the culmination of an investigation last Friday.
Authorities say the lab was located in a building beside a residence on Pipers Gap Road.
It was capable of producing as much as four- thousand dollars in methamphetamines.

[55-Bath-Ax]


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A two year old Bath County boy has died from injuries sustained when he was hit by a car Saturday. Samuel Isaiah Salmons died at U-V-A medical Center yesterday morning. He was hit on Route 2-20 in Bath County near the town of Mitchell. State Police say the boy was under the supervision of his mother when he ran into the road. No charges have been filed.

[55-11MLK-March]


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Saturday will mark the 40th anniversary of the March on Washington. It's a day many will never forget including a Roanoke woman, who was there when Martin Luther King Junior gave his historic speech.
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[IN Q=Little black boys and little black]
((NAT SOT: LITTLE BLACK BOYS AND LITTLE BLACK GIRLS WILL BE ABLE TO JOIN HANDS WITH LITTLE WHITE BOY AND WHITE GIRLS AN

D SISTERS AND BROTHERS. I HAVE A DREAM TODAY))
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Four decades later, the memory of that day lives on for Perneller Chubb-Wilson. But she's worried the younger generation has forgotten the sacrifices made for equality.
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[IN Q=We are losing ground slowly and surely]

((PERNELLER CHUBB-WILSON/ROANOKE SCLC PRESIDENT; WE ARE LOSING GROUND SLOWLY AND SURELY. WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH PEOPLE WHO ARE WORRIED ABOUT THE STRUGGLE ANYMORE. THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES ON AND WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WE TRAIN OUR CHILDREN IN THE RIGHT WAY OF LIFE))
[super=01-Perneller Chubb-Wilson/Roanoke SCLC President; ]
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Wilson is organizing an event to celebrate the anniversary of the march in Washington. This is the fourth time she's done so since that historic day.
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[IN Q=I don't know if we think we'll see his presence]

(( DON'T KNOW IF WE THINK WE'LL SEE HIS PRESENCE AGAIN. WHICH WE KNOW WE'LL PROBABLY SEE HIM IN THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. IT'S JUST KNOWING THAT SOMEBODY PUT THEIR LIFE ON THE LINE FOR SO MANY PEOPLE ))
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Wilson plans to take a bus load of children and adults to the anniversary event on Saturday. She says there is still room on the bus. For information you can call 540-344-7064.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Today will be a mix of sun and clouds with a slight chance of afternoon storms.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have details, a little bit later.




[8-581-Ax]


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An accident on Northbound Interstate 5-81 could affect your morning commute.
State police say two vehicles are involved.
They say the accident is at the Orange Avenue ramp.
There are no reports of any injuries.


[8-3-Drug-Bust]


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A Carroll County man is behind bars for allegedly running a methamphetamine lab near his home.
36-year-old Ronnie Clark Bobbitt is being held in the Surry County jail, awaiting extradition.
His arrest was the culmination of an investigation last Friday.
Authorities say the lab was located in a building beside a residence on Pipers Gap Road.
It was capable of producing as much as four- thousand dollars in methamphetamines.

[8-2-11Amherst-Fire]


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An Amherst county restaurant that's been in business for more than half a century is damaged by fire.
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[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.;]

The blaze broke out at the Briar Patch Restaurant around 9 o'clock yesterday morning. Investigators say the fire is believed to have started in the kitchen area. The restaurant first opened in 1948, and is a well known landmark in the area.
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[IN Q=It was a local...]

((SGT. WILLIAM CLARK/AMHERST CO. FIRE INVESTIGATOR; IT WAS A PLACE EVERYBODY IN THE COUNTY CAME TO AND EVERYBODY AROUND HERE KNOWS ABOUT IT, IT'S BEEN IN BUSINESS FOR ABOUT 50 YEARS. AND THEY JUST ADDED A NEW SECTION ONTO THE BUILDING ABOUT A YEAR AGO.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. William Clark/Amherst Co. Fire Investigator]
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[OUT Q=the building about a year ago.]
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The owner of the restaurant was in the building when the blaze broke out, but escaped without injury. The fire is still under investigation, and it could be several days before the cause is known.
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[8-11Lynchburg-Shootings]


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Police in Lynchburg say two people were shot Saturday night. Police responded to reports of a shooting near the 900 block of Floyd Street, and found 18-year old Ricardo Hytower shot in the hip. A block and a half away police found 23 year old Terell MacMillan shot in the back of the head. Both were taken to Lynchburg General hospital, though officers say the injuries were not life-threatening.

[8-2-11Short-Fundraiser]


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Some bikers from Southside hit the road in the name of crime fighting this weekend.
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[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]

The day started at the Henry County Administration building with a bike show. Groups then rode together through Figsboro, Rocky Mount and Collinsville. The event was in honor of Jennifer Short and "children everywhere."
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[IN Q=I just want to show]

((TODD TURNER/ORGANIZER: I JUST WANT TO SHOW THE FAMILY THAT THIS COMMUNITY IS GONNA STICK BEHIND THEM UNTIL THIS IS DONE AND OVER WITH AND WE DON'T WANT THEM TO THINK WE'RE GOING TO FORGET HER.))
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[OUT Q=to forget her]
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Organizers expected about 300 bikes and all proceeds will go to Crimestoppers.
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[SOT 18:49:04:23]
[IN Q=The Crimestopper Program]

((TIM HALL/HENRY COUNTY DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR: THE CRIMESTOPPER PROGRAM PAYS REWARDS OF UP TO 1000 DOLLARS FOR TIPS THAT LEAD TO THE ARREST AND CONVICTION OF CRIMINALS AND CERTAIN CRIMES IN MARTINSVILLE/HENRY COUNTY.))
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All Crimestopper tips are anonymous. Hall says 30 to 50 rewards are awarded each year.
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