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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Starting out cool today, but the afternoon should be sunny and pleasant.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has more on that, plus the latest on Hurricane Isabel, in just a few minutes.





[7-11Warner-Isabel]


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The National Guard, Virginia State Police and the Department of Transportation are all on alert and preparing for what Governor Mark Warner says could be significant damage from Hurricane Isabel .
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[VO-NAT :08 From CNN 11]
[SUPER=03-Virginia Beach;]

As the Atlantic Coast gets ready, Warner yesterday declared a state of emergency in the Commonwealth, anticipating both wind damage and flooding.
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The military plans to clear its ships, submarines and planes out of Hampton Roads today.

[7-AM-Richardson]


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Bedford County supervisor Kirby Richardson was released on bond from jail yesterday after his arrest Friday following a special grand jury indictment.
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Last Month;]

Richardson is facing 82 felonies related to forgery of public documents and records. The case involves his alleged role in the approval for a road project near Smith Mountain Lake.
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]

Bedford county's administrator attended a scheduled meeting last night with V-DOT and supervisors, but Richardson was a no show. Bill Rolfe says he met with department heads on Friday after learning of the indictments.
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[SUPER=01-Bill Rolfe/Bedford Co. Administrator;]

((FROM THE BOARD'S PERSPECTIVE AND MY PERSPECTIVE THEY ARE GOOD EMPLOYEES AND TO HOLD THEIR HEADS HIGH AND CONTINUE TO DO A GOOD JOB BUT KEEP IN MIND THAT THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT ARE BE A LITTLE SUSPECT OF BEDFORD COUNTY AND THAT WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE DO A GOOD JOB AND ARE TRYING TO DO A GOOD JOB FOR ALL OF BEDFORD COUNTY.))
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Richardson was released from jail after posting a 10-thousand dollar secured bond. In court yesterday, he was asked about any previous criminal convictions. Richardson admitted to a Class-one misdemeanor, but the judge did not require Richardson or his attorney to elaborate in court.
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A check of court documents shows Richardson was found guilty on a charge of prostitution in Roanoke in 1993.


[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
The east coast is bracing for high winds and heavy rains as Hurricane Isabel continues spinning in the Atlantic.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, up next in the forecast.

[55-11Storm-preps]


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Many Eastern Virginians have recent and vivid memories of past hurricanes to remind them of why it's better to plan ahead.
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[SUPER=03-Franklin/September 1999;]


Just go back four years to September of 1999, when Hurricane Floyd caused widespread flooding in communities like Franklin.
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This time, emergency officials are preparing for winds that could be much stronger.
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((MIKE WADE/VA BEACH HEAD OF EMERGENCY PLANNING: THE NEXT 24 TO 36 HOURS IS GOING TO BE CRUCIAL AS TO WHAT COURSE OF ACTION OR DIRECTION THE CITY TAKES AT THIS POINT WE'RE JUST RECOMMENDING THAT PEOPLE TAKE THE STORM SERIOUSLY.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Wade/Virginia Beach Emergency Management]
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The last time Virginia Beach suffered a hurricane's direct hit was 70 years ago, in 1933.
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[55-11Holcomb]


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According to officials, a Giles County minister accused of molesting children had access both in the church and in the classroom.
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Roger Holcomb of the Pembroke Church of God is in jail on 13-child molestation charges.
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Authorities say Holcomb abused five children who attended his church, and in some cases, the schools where he was a substitute teacher. Holcomb filled-in teaching at Narrows High School and Eastern Elementary for 16-days over the past school year.
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((BOB MCCRACKEN/GILES CO. SUPERINTENDENT: IN THIS CASE I DON'T THINK EVEN IF WE RAISE THE LEVEL, THAT YOU MUST HAVE A DEGREE OR YOU MUST BE A CERTIFIED TEACHER, THAT THESE UNFORTUNATE INCIDENTS IN SOCIETY ARE NOT LIMITING THEMSELVES TO WHAT WE TYPICALLY SEE AS A CRIMINAL.))
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McCracken says Holcomb has now been banned from all school property. Holcomb was arraigned Friday, but was denied bond.
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[55-11Rockbridge-Fatal]


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Rockbridge County High School students are mourning the loss of a fellow classmate.
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A car crash killed 16-year-old Heather Edgerton ("g" is hard) as she was on her way to cheerleading practice Saturday morning.
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co./Last Month;]

School officials say Heather was an exceptional student, a member of the band and the track team.
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[ANDY BRYAN/ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: WE'VE TALKED TO STUDENTS AND STUDENTS HAVE BEEN ALLOWED TO STEP OUT OF CLASS AND SHARE THEIR MEMORIES ABOUT HEATHER.]
[SUPER=01-Andy Bryan/Rockbridge Co. High School Principal;]
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The school is planning to set up a scholarship fund in her name.
And it'll hold a ceremony in her honor before this Friday's football game against Harrisonburg.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Residents along the east coast are preparing for the arrival later this week of Hurricane Isabel.
But today, we're enjoying sunny and mild conditions here.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the forecast in just a few minutes.





[8-11Warner-Isabel]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Officials are trying to stay one step ahead of Hurricane Isabel. The National Guard, State Police and the Department of Transportation are all on alert for what Governor Mark Warner says could be significant damage.
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[VO-NAT :08 From CNN 11]
[SUPER=03-Virginia Beach]

As the Atlantic Coast got ready, Warner yesterday declared a state of emergency in the Commonwealth, anticipating both wind damage and flooding.
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The military plans to clear its ships, submarines and planes out of Hampton Roads today.

[8-11City-Council]


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Roanoke City council is moving ahead with plans to reduce the growing number of deer in the city.
Yesterday council approved a change in the city code that will allow retired police officers to use firearms within city limits to control the deer population.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The proposal remains controversial, but city officials say the number of citizen complaints and traffic accidents involving deer indicate a problem.
They say safety will be their number one concern.
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((STEVE LUGAR: WE DID OUR HOMEWWORK. WE CONTACTED OTHER CITIES THROUGHOUT THE STATE. WE REVIEWED THEIR PROGRAMS, TAKING SOME OF THE GOOD AND BAD OUT OF EACH ONE OF THEM. TRYING TO LEARN FROM THEIR MISTAKES.))
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The city is still working out the details of the deer management program and still needs federal approval to use a sound-suppressed rifle.
But the two-man teams could begin their work next month.
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City officials stress that the retired officers will not hunt on private property without the consent of landowners.

[8-11Brown]


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The second man charged in a Lynchburg double murder last year is on trial.
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23-year-old Kevin Eugene Brown is accused of helping to gun down Anthony and Ronda Robinson in their Sussex Street home in April of 2002.
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Brown's attorneys have argued their client fired just one shot that hit Anthony Robinson and that the wound was not fatal.
Brown's co-defendant Leon Jermain Winston has already been convicted and sentenced to death. (------------) Jury selection for Brown's case got underway yesterday, the trial is expected to last all week.