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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We'll notice slightly cooler weather today.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, coming up in just a few minutes.




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The Roanoke County Public Safety Building on Peters Creek Road was evacuated earlier today.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./This Morning;]

Officials say around 3:45 this morning the fire alarm malfunctioned. When a dispatcher disconnected the system, the fire suppression gas was released. A dispatcher was hit in the eyes with the gas but is reportedly okay. During the evacuation, 911 services were transferred to Roanoke City. The transfer lasted about 15 minutes. All emergency systems are back up and running at this time. The cause of the malfunction is still under investigation.
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[7-2-11Drunk-driving]


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Just before the holiday weekend state officials announced they are cracking down on those who drink and drive.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape]


Last year 375 people died in drunk driving accidents on Virginia's roads.
That is the highest fatality rate since 1994.
To reduce the number of alchohol-related crashes, police are increasing the number of sobriety check-points.
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[SOT 1::]
[IN Q=THIS WEEK, THIS WEEKEND AND FOR]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: THIS WEEK, THIS WEEKEND AND FOR THE COMING WEEKS, IF YOU DRIVE DRUNK, WE'RE GOING TO FIND YOU, WE'RE GOING TO ARREST YOU AND WE'RE GOING TO GET YOU OFF THE ROAD. COLONEL GERALD MASSENGILL/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: THE GRIEF ASSOCIATED WITH ANY NEEDLESS DEATH IS THE SAME. IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE WHETHER THE LIFE WAS TAKEN WITH AN AK-47 OR WITH A MERCEDES BENZ.))
[SUPER=@MarkWarner; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gerald Massengill/Virginia State Police; :08]
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[OUT Q=OR WITH A MERCEDES BENZ.]
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[VO-NAT]


State officials are also starting an awareness campaign to warn motorists of the consequences of driving under the influence.
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[7-3-6-Salem-Fire]


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Investigators may find out the cause of a fire at a Salem hardware store by the end of the week.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Last Wednesday;]

The True Value Hardware Store on West Main Street was destroyed last Wednesday by fire.
[SUPER=04-Yesterday;]

Investigators have been on scene in the days since, looking for specific information.
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[SOT 2:10:40-2:10:56]
[IN Q=We'll, we're looking for burn patterns...]

((TOM ROSEBERRY/SALEM ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF: WELL, WE'RE LOOKING FOR BURN PATTERNS ON THE FLOOR JOISTS AND CEILING JOISTS. WE CAN TELL WHICH WAY THE FIRE WENT BY WHICH STRUCTURES ARE BURNED. WE'RE LOOKING AT ELECTRICAL WIRING, WHETHER THE COVER'S BURNED OFF OR FUSED TOGETHER.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Roseberry/Salem Assistant Fire Chief;]
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[OUT Q=burned off or fused together.]
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[VO-NAT :18]

Roseberry says the fire was most likely accidental, starting at one of two places in the attic.
[SUPER=04-Monday;]

In the meantime, preliminary reports showed herbicides in a creek near the hardware store. The creek feeds into the Roanoke River.
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[55-WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We'll see temperatures climbing into the 80s instead of the 90s today.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has today's outlook, plus a peek ahead at the weekend, coming up.

[55-2-Dispatch-Center]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#=03-]
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In the news this morning, dispathers at the Roanoke County Public Safety Building on Peters Creek Road are getting back to normal after being evacutated earlier this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./This Morning;]

Officials say around 3:45, the fire alarm malfunctioned. When a dispatcher disconnected the system, the fire suppression gas was released. A dispatcher was hit in the eyes with the gas, but is reportedly okay. During the evacuation, 911 services were transferred to Roanoke City. The transfer lasted about 15 minutes. All emergency systems are back up and running at this time. The cause of the malfunction is still under investigation.
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[55-11Botetourt-Shooting]


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A suspect in last night's fatal shooting in Botetourt County is still at large.
They think the suspect is a man who lives
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]

in the Willowbrook Trailer Park. It was here they found his cousin 46 year old David Bowman with a bullet in his chest about 7:45 last night. The last time the suspect Milen Goins had a gun in his hand, neighbors say he shot up his Ford truck.
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((HE SAID THIS IS WHY I DON'T LIKE 'EM. IT WOULDN'T START, SO I DECIDED TO SHOOT IT. Had he been drinking? YEAH. HE DRUNK ALL THE TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Tony Nichols/Suspect's Neighbor]
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[OUT Q=all the time.]
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[VO-NAT]

Several neighbors said shots were frequently heard in and around Goins' trailer. Authorities have not found him, but they released a tag number and the description of two pick-trucks Goins may be driving: a '94 white Chevy and a '92 brown Ford.
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[55-11SOL-Graduation]


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Graduation is not the only worries high school seniors have this year.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Beginning this school year, seniors have to pass their required coursework and the S-O-L's before they can get a diploma.
For a standard diploma, students must pass two english exams, then one in math, science, history, and a subject of the student's choice.
Students take the tests in their junior year and they already have mixed emotions about the new requirement.
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((ERIC KIM/HIDDEN VALLEY H.S. JUNIOR: I DON'T THINK IT IS NECESSARY THAT YOU SHOULD TAKE A TEST THAT DETERMINES THE OUTCOME OF YOUR PASSING OR FAILING.)) ((KELLI BANE/HIDDEN VALLEY H.S. JUNIOR: I LIKE THAT WE TAKE THEM JUNIOR YEAR BECAUSE IF WE DO FAIL WE DO HAVE ANOTHER CHANCE TO TAKE THEM NEXT YEAR SO THAT WILL GIVE US AN EXTRA CHANCE.))
[SUPER=01-Eric Kim/Hidden Valley High School Junior; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kelli Bane/Hidden Valley High School Junior; :06]
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[OUT Q=US AN EXTRA CHANCE]
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[VO-NAT]


If they fail, students have several opportunities to retake the test.
We contacted several area school systems and found some students have already failed once and are in danger of not graduating.
All the school systems we talked to are planning to offer remedial classes to help students pass the test.
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Still warm enough today, but temperatures will be a few degrees cooler.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the seven day forecast, up next.




[8-3-Dispatch-Center]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=spa]
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An emergency this morning for some workers who usually handle OTHER people's emergencies--
The Roanoke County Public Safety Building was briefly evacuated.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./This Morning;]

Officials say around 3:45, the fire alarm malfunctioned. When a dispatcher disconnected the system, the fire suppression gas was released. A dispatcher was hit in the eyes with the gas, but is reportedly okay.
During the evacuation, 911 services were transferred to Roanoke City. The transfer lasted about 15 minutes.
All emergency systems are back up and running at this time.
The cause of the malfunction is still under investigation.
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[8-2-11Drunk-driving]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-29 TC1:20:40]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Virginia's drunk driving is on the rise.
So state officials announced they are cracking down on those who drink and drive.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape]


Last year 375 people died in drunk driving accidents on Virginia's roads.
That is the highest fatality rate since 1994.
To reduce the number of alchohol-related crashes, police are increasing the number of sobriety check-points.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 1::]
[IN Q=THIS WEEK, THIS WEEKEND AND FOR]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: THIS WEEK, THIS WEEKEND AND FOR THE COMING WEEKS, IF YOU DRIVE DRUNK, WE'RE GOING TO FIND YOU, WE'RE GOING TO ARREST YOU AND WE'RE GOING TO GET YOU OFF THE ROAD. COLONEL GERALD MASSENGILL/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: THE GRIEF ASSOCIATED WITH ANY NEEDLESS DEATH IS THE SAME. IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE WHETHER THE LIFE WAS TAKEN WITH AN AK-47 OR WITH A MERCEDES BENZ.))
[SUPER=@MarkWarner; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gerald Massengill/Virginia State Police; :08]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=OR WITH A MERCEDES BENZ.]
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[VO-NAT]


State officials are also starting an awareness campaign to warn motorists of the consequences of driving under the influence.
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[8-2-11Salem-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Aftermath]


We may soon learn the cause of a fire at a Salem hardware store.
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[VO-NAT :10]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Last Wednesday;]

The True Value Hardware Store on West Main Street was destroyed in last Wednesday's fire.
[SUPER=04-Yesterday;]

Investigators have been on scene in the days since, looking for specific information.
(///// SOT at :10 /////)
[SOT 2:10:40-2:10:56]
[IN Q=We'll, we're looking for burn patterns...]

((TOM ROSEBERRY/SALEM ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF: WELL, WE'RE LOOKING FOR BURN PATTERNS ON THE FLOOR JOISTS AND CEILING JOISTS. WE CAN TELL WHICH WAY THE FIRE WENT BY WHICH STRUCTURES ARE BURNED. WE'RE LOOKING AT ELECTRICAL WIRING, WHETHER THE COVER'S BURNED OFF OR FUSED TOGETHER.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Roseberry/Salem Assistant Fire Chief;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=burned off or fused together.]
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[VO-NAT :18]

Roseberry says the fire was most likely accidental, starting at one of two places in the attic.
[SUPER=04-Monday;]

In the meantime, preliminary reports showed herbicides in a creek near the hardware store. The creek feeds into the Roanoke River. (------------)