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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
An improving forecast today with some sunshine by this afternoon.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details in the forecast, up next.





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We have some school information to pass along to you this morning. Schools across our region are either delayed or closed today due to Isabel. We will be running the list at the top of your screen.

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Rockbridge County rescue teams are searching for five people missing in South River this morning.
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Officials there say several families were trapped in their homes when they did not leave during mandatory evacuations last night, while others tried to drive across flooded roadways and were swept away.
Eleven people were rescued overnight, some of whom are being taken to area hospitals for treatment.
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The Salem SWIFT Water Rescue team and the Westvaco rescue team are assisting with the search.

[7-2-VOBSouthside-Isabel]


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Hurricane Isabel has many southside residents waking up to downed trees and power lines.
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Winds reached speeds of 35 to 45 miles per hour. Emergency personnel were ready to respond, but couldn't prevent 4000 homes and businesses from losing power. As of last night, flooding along the Dan River was not a problem, but officials say that could change.
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Although trees blocked many roads and some traffic lights lost power, no major accidents or injuries were reported. An emergency shelter has been set up at Westwood Middle School for anyone displaced by Isabel.
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[7-2-11Henry-Fatal]


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A car accident in Henry County leaves two people dead.
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[Take Henry Fatal Map FS] In happened on Route 58 in front of the Horsepature rescue squad. State police say the minivan pulled out from a stop sign into the path of a tractor trailer. The driver of the van, Keenan David Spencer of Martinsville and his passenger Eric Lamont Trent of Ridgeway were both killed. There's no word on the condition of the tractor trailer driver.
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[7-11Lottery-Winner]


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Someone in the Lynchburg is now a millionaire. The Kroger store on Boonesboro Road sold a Lotto South ticket last night that matched all six winning numbers.
So far, the winner has not come forward, but whoever holds that ticket is 18-million dollars richer.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
As Isabel pulls away, we'll have drier weather for the end of the work week.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete outlook, up next.

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We have some school information to pass along to you this morning. Dozens of school systems in the area are either closed or delayed today as a result of Isabel. We will be running the list at the top of your screen.

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Lynchburg emergency officials are keeping a watchful eye on small streams and rivers.
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Authorities say flooding will be the biggest problem the area will face over the next couple of days.
Isabel delivered periods of high winds and heavy rain last night.
But overall, the storm packed less of a punch then most people had expected.
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((ROBERT LIPSCOMB/LYNCHBURG FIRE DEPT.: HAS BEEN RATHER QUIET AND WE'RE GLAD THAT IT HAS BEEN. WE DO HAVE QUITE A BIT OF RSOURCES AVAILABLE IN THE EVENT THAT IT DOES GET WORSE, BUT FROM THIS POINT ON, BUT RIGHT NOW WE'RE VERY GRATEFUL THAT WE HAVEN'T BEEN OVERWHELMED AND HOPE THAT IT STAYS THIS WAY AND THAT WE GET THROUGH THIS THING WITHOUT HAVING TO STRETCH OUR RESOURCES ANY FURTHER THAN WE HAVE ALREADY.))
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Lynchburg fire crews were kept busy most of the night responding to calls of power lines sparking and popping in the street.
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An update now on a search effort in Rockbridge County.
Authorities had earlier believed three people were missing in the South River in the wake of the hurricane.
Despite those reports, authorities discovered that no one was actually missing.
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Officials say several families were trapped in their homes when they did not leave during mandatory evacuations last night, while others tried to drive across flooded roadways and were swept away.
Ten people were rescued overnight, some of whom are being taken to area hospitals for treatment.
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The Salem SWIFT Water Rescue team and the Westvaco rescue team assisted with the search.

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Nearly two-dozen Radford police officers are suing the department. They are alleging they have not been properly paid for working overtime.
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The officers filed the lawsuit yesterday in federal court in Roanoke. Their attorney says they've made several attempts over the past eight months to resolve the matter, but never got a response.
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Someone in the Lynchburg is now a millionaire. The Kroger store on Boonesboro Road sold a Lotto South ticket last night that matched all six winning numbers.
So far, the winner has not come forward, but whoever holds that ticket is 18-million dollars richer.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
The heavy rain and high winds have diminished, and we'll see the light showers gradually taper off, as well.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your Friday forecast, right after the news.





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Meanwhile, some school schedules are still being affected by Isabel.
We will running the list at the top of your screen.

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An update now on a search effort in Rockbridge County.
Authorities had earlier believed three people were missing in the South River in the wake of the hurricane.
Despite those reports, authorities discovered that no one was actually missing.
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Officials say several families were trapped in their homes when they did not leave during mandatory evacuations last night, while others tried to drive across flooded roadways and were swept away.
Ten people were rescued overnight, some of whom are being taken to area hospitals for treatment.
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The Salem SWIFT Water Rescue team and the Westvaco rescue team assisted with the search.

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Police in Roanoke say Hurricane Isabel knocked down trees and power lines, forcing some roads to close.
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One lane of Orange Avenue was closed, and crews were out cleaning up debris and fallen trees across the city. Several trees were knocked down at the Roanoke Regional Airport and on Airport Road. Police say all roads have been reopened. AEP says at 37-hundred Roanoke area customers are without power.
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[8-2-11Henry-Fatal]


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A collision between a tractor trailer and a minivan in Henry County has left two people dead.
(+++++++) [Take Henry Fatal Map FS] In happened on Route 58 in front of the Horsepature rescue squad. State police say the minivan pulled out from a stop sign into the path of a tractor trailer. The driver of the van, Keenan David Spencer of Martinsville and his passenger Eric Lamont Trent of Ridgeway were both killed. There's no word on the condition of the tractor trailer driver.
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Not even a hurricane could keep Miss Virginia's supporters from heading to the Miss America pageant to cheer on their favorite contestant.
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The Laurel Park High School marching band left for Atlantic City early to beat Hurricane Isabel.
All 55 members will play in a pre-pageant parade.
They'll also be in the audience to cheer Nancy Redd on as she competes for the crown.
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((JESSICA HAYNES/DRUM MAJOR: RIGHT NOW I'M NERVOUS ABOUT GETTING UP THERE, BUT I'LL BE NERVOUS FOR HER WHEN WE GET TO THE PAGEANT.))
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((ARDYS WINSLOW/BOOSTER CLUB PRESIDENT: ONCE THEY SEE US WAVING BANNERS WITH STARS ON THEM, THEY'LL PROBABLY FOCUS IN ON US AND THEY'LL HEAR A BIG LOUD ROAR. THEY PROBABLY WON'T HEAR ANYTHING NANCY SAYS WHEN SHE INTRODUCES HERSELF FOR US ROARING. ))
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Redd's already winning recognition at the pageant.
Wednesday night, she won a preliminary swimsuit competition ... and a 2-thousand dollar scholarship.
She'll have more than 500 Henry County residents cheering her on in Atlantic City tomorrow night. (------------)