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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Tropical moisture is making its way into the region, so showers and thunderstorms are likely.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast.





[7-11Goins]


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A Botetourt County man who is charged with murder is also being sought for questioning in a South Roanoke arson.


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47-year-old Milen Rube Goins is being held in the Botetourt County jail without bond.
He told a judge yesterday morning that he's going to hire a lawyer to represent him and wouldn't talk to investigators.
Goins is charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of his cousin.
He may also face charges for allegedly trying to attack an officer who was driving him from North Carolina to Fincastle.
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Yesterday, we learned that investigators in Roanoke also want to talk to Goins about a fire in the city.
They say Goins was painting a historic house that burned down on Cornwallis Avenue in South Roanoke in July.
The home's owner, Ed Walker, says Goins was a great painter, but that he apparently had a fight with his foreman shortly before the fire.


[7-Cheney-Roanoke]


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Vice President Dick Cheney will be on the campaign trail in Roanoke next week. He will be the guest of honor at a private Republican fundraiser that'll be held at the home of a Roanoke businessman.
The one-thousand-dollar-a-head dinner will raise money for the Bush-Cheney re-election campaign. State Attorney General Jerry Kilgore is expected to attend.

[7-3-Education-Reform]


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The program "Education for a Lifetime" will be unveiled today by Governor Mark Warner. The plan is an effort to reform the state's educational system. Warner has said it will focus on keeping good teachers, helping children prepare for school and overhauling the high school curriculum. The program will also include a proposal to enable high school seniors to earn up to a full semester of college credit before graduation.

[7-11City-Council]


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Roanoke's Municipal Auditor and members of Roaonke City Council are calling for a new audit of crime and violence reporting in the city schools.
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Municipal Auditor Drew Harmon says a recent state review was not designed to reveal the extent of the under reporting problem, and did not consider whether mistakes were intentional.
He told members of city council he believes a new audit would help to restore public confidence in the school system. Members of city council agreed.
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((BILL BESTPITCH/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL; WAS THERE ANY INTENTIONAL UNDER REPORTING. WHAT IS THE DEGREE OF THE DISCREPANCIES THAT EXISTED IN THE PAST. HOW BIG ARE THE NUMBERS WE ARE TALKING ABOUT. IF HE THINKS THOSE ARE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS THAT NEED TO BE ANSWERED, I THINK WE SHOULD SUPPORT HIS RECOMMENDATION.))
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Yesterday, members of city council urged the school board to consider Harmon's advice.
The board's audit committee will meet next week.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Keep an eye to the sky, as showers and thunderstorms move in.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the seven day outlook, up next.

[55-11Salem-Fire]


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No one was injured when a fire ripped through a mobile home in Salem.
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The blaze broke out before 10 o-clock last night at Rameys Trailer Park, just off Route 419.
Two people were home at the time and got out safely.
Investigators believe the fire started in the bathroom, but they're not yet sure how.
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The trial of a double murder suspect will remain in the Hill City.
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Kevin Eugene Brown is accused of helping to kill Anthony and Rhonda Robinson in their Sussex Street home last year.
His co-defendant.. Leon Jermain Winston.. has already been convicted and sentenced to death for the crime.
Judge Leyburn Mosby yesterday denied a defense request to move the trial because of pre-trial publicity.
He did appoint another medical examiner whom the defense hopes will testify that Brown's single gunshot did not kill Anthony Robinson.
Brown's trial starts September 15th.
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[55-2-11Soering]


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Parole was denied for a man convicted of killing his girlfriend's parents in Bedford County more than 10 years ago.
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37-year-old Jens Soering says the Virginia Parole Board notified him last week that his parole was denied and that he won't get another hearing until 2006.
Soering was sentenced to two life terms for the murders of Derek and Nancy Haysom.
His girlfriend Elizabeth Haysom pleaded guilty to conspiring to kill her parents and was sentenced to 90 years in prison.
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A key political figure will be campaigning in Roanoke next week. Vice President Dick Cheney will be the guest of honor at a private Republican fundraiser that'll be held at the home of a Roanoke businessman. The one-thousand-dollar-a-head dinner will raise money for the Bush-Cheney re-election campaign. State Attorney General Jerry Kilgore is expected to attend.

[55-11City-Council]


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Roanoke City Council and the municipal auditior are calling for a new audit of crime and violence reporting in the city schools.
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Municipal Auditor Drew Harmon says a recent state review was not designed to reveal the extent of the under reporting problem, and did not consider whether mistakes were intentional.
He told members of city council he believes a new audit would help to restore public confidence in the school system. Members of city council agreed.
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((BILL BESTPITCH/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL; WAS THERE ANY INTENTIONAL UNDER REPORTING. WHAT IS THE DEGREE OF THE DISCREPANCIES THAT EXISTED IN THE PAST. HOW BIG ARE THE NUMBERS WE ARE TALKING ABOUT. IF HE THINKS THOSE ARE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS THAT NEED TO BE ANSWERED, I THINK WE SHOULD SUPPORT HIS RECOMMENDATION.))
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Yesterday, members of city council urged the school board to consider Harmon's advice.
The board's audit committee will meet next week.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Keep the umbrella close by today.
Some parts of the viewing area are under a flood watch.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details in the forecast, coming up.





[8-3-11Leyva]


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It's a safe bet to say that U-S Marshals will keep a close eye on paroled child molester Tony Leyva, now he's back in custody.
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Leyva was captured in Haiti over the weekend, more than a month after disappearing from Roanoke.
Marshals say Leyva was being brought to Miami yesterday and will likely be returned to the federal prison system after a court hearing.
He'll then likely have to serve the remaining 9 years of his federal sentence.
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[8-6-Brown]


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A judge wants to keep the trial of a double- murder suspect in Lynchburg.
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Kevin Eugene Brown is accused of helping to kill Anthony and Rhonda Robinson in their Sussex Street home last year.
His co-defendant.. Leon Jermain Winston.. has already been convicted and sentenced to death for the crime.
Judge Leyburn Mosby yesterday denied a defense request to move the trial because of pre-trial publicity.
He did appoint another medical examiner whom the defense hopes will testify that Brown's single gunshot did not kill Anthony Robinson.
Brown's trial starts September 15th.
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[8-6-Train-Fatal]


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Authorities have released the name of the victim who was struck and killed by a train in Franklin County yesterday.
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State police have identified the man as 25- year old Christopher Michael Coe of Callaway. According to Norfolk Southern, the train was turning a corner when engineers saw Coe lying beside his bicycle on the tracks. They tried to stop the train, but were unable to, and it struck Coe. The incident happened on a stretch of tracks beneath a small private bridge on Blue Street near Boones Mill. Coe died at the scene.
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[8-3-Education-Reform]


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Today Governor Warner will outline his new "Education for a Lifetime" program. The plan is an effort to reform the state's educational system. Warner has said it will focus on keeping good teachers, helping children prepare for school and overhauling the high school curriculum. The program will also include a proposal to enable high school seniors to earn up to a full semester of college credit before graduation.

[8-11Definity]


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A company with a Roanoke plant is using a street performer to help market its new product.
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Yesterday a mime took to Roanoke's market area to teach people about the symptoms of presbyopia (Prez'-by-opia), and how Johnson and Johnson's new lenses can improve them. Presbyopia is a disorder that affects nearly all people by their early 40's. The eye's lenses harden making it difficult to focus close up and far away without glasses. The new Definity lens blends the lines found on bi-focals, allowing the eye to focus easier. There's currently no cure for the disorder. Johnson and Johnson's mime will be out on the street again today. (------------)