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A Salem company is being told to clean up its act in connection with a recent fish-kill.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And she says she could have called police and didn't. We'll hear from the once missing Jenni Northrup.
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[Sports-head]


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Tonight in sports, Nascar heads to Kansas, we'll preview week 6 of the high school football season, and
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hear from UVA's Almondo Curry, who makes up for his small size with big plays in the defensive secondary.
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[WX-Head]
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Freeze warnings are up as the skies remain clear and cold high pressure continues to build into the area.
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News 7 at six is next.
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((IT WAS GREAT. I WAS SO HAPPY TO BE BACK WITH MY PARENTS.))
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[OUT Q=with my parents.]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Jenni Northrup is re-united with her folks 10 days after she disappeared in Roanoke.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

The 16-year old North Carolina girl is back in Roanoke, telling her story to police and the media.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And I'm Shannon Young.
[Northrup]
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Jenni Northrup says she was abducted.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

City Police say they're "still trying to tell exactly what we have."
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[SUPER=01-Mike Northrup/Jenni's Father; 1:16]
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(( A week ago Sunday Jenni went for a walk while in town for a funeral. She saw two men at a car wash on Williamson Road and approached them to "bum" a cigarette. She says they abducted her and indicated they intended to take her to Florida, though she says they let her make a brief phone call to her Dad. [21:23] ((There was no opportunity other than that to get out of the vehicle or do anything? NO I DIDN'T WANT TO GET OUT BECAUSE I DIDN'T KNOW IF THEY HAD A KNIFE OR A GUN OR ANYTHING. THEY SAID THEY WERE GOING TO KILL ME, IF I LEFT.)) [RUNS:10] Eventually she did manage to get away and ended up staying with Beth Holbert in Roanoke for a week, according to Jenni. [22:10] ((BUDDA TOLD ME THE POLICE WERE COMING SO I LEFT. AND, UH, I HOPPED ON A COAL TRAIN AND WENT ALL THE WAY TO CREW, VIRGINIA, AND STAYED OVER THERE WITH SOMEBODY FOR A WHILE.)) [RUNS:10] Along the way, Jenni admits, she had several opportunities to call home again or notify police. [24:45] ((I COULD HAVE. I DONE SOME STUFF BEFORE. I FIGURED MY PARENTS WOULD PUT ME IN A MENTAL HOSPITAL AGAIN.)) [RUNS:07] She says she'd been institutionalized before. But she says her folks don't look like they're going to do that again. In fact her Dad says he's ready to return to Roanoke. [33:15] ((IF I CAN FIND A JOB, WE'RE MOVING BACK. Just on the strength of what happened here in the last several days? JUST THE COMMUNITY YOU HAVE HERE IS WONDERFUL.)) [RUNS:09]))
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=Jenni Northrup]

Mike Northrup grew up here himself, and Jenni was born in Roanoke. That may be what saved her. Police in Crewe asked her where she was born. Though she'd been using an alias, she gave her correct place of birth. That prompted a call to ROANOKE Police who knew who she was.

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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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There's new information about a local business in trouble with the Environmental Protection Agency and it has to do with the recent fish kill in the Roanoke River.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon& Justin /Microwave;]


Justin McLeod is live at the KIK Virginia Plant in West Salem with more. Justin?
Shannon, yesterday agents raided this place, today we're getting an idea as to why.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@justin1]
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Affidavits unsealed today in federal court allege KIK Virginia violated the Clean Water Act.
Unclear however is whether the company which makes household products knew about it.
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(( You may remember fish started turning up dead in the Roanoke River near the Eddy Street Bridge in late August.
There was speculation that the water may have been contaminated after a chemical fueled fire at the True Value Hardware store in Salem.
Officials quickly determined that not to be the case and began investigating.
They eventually ended up a KIK Virginia and discovered the facility was discharging high levels of chlorine into both Salem's sanitary sewer and the storm water collection system that leads to the Roanoke River.
At the time, company officials denied knowing about it and agreed to fix the problem.
On Wednesday, agents with the E-P-A returned and seized a number of records and conducted several environmental samples.))
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It is unclear from this affidavit whether KIK Virginia ever corrected the problem.
We've contacted the General Manager of this plant and their corporate headquarters in Canada but no one has returned our phone calls.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Justin & Shannon /Microwave;]


Shannon, if it is found officials with KIK Virginia knew about the leak they face a maximum three years in prison and a maximum fine of 50-thousand dollars for each day of the violation.

[Killen]


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A Pulaski County man was convicted today of murdering his wife.
A jury found 36 year Jerry Killen guilty of first degree murder and use of a firearm.
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[VO-NAT]
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Police found Amanda Killen's body in front of the couple's home last August. She was 24 years old.
Killen first told police it was a drive by shooting, but later confessed.
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[Sex-talk]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The controversy surrounding Virginia Tech TV's sex program has claimed its first casualty.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Tuesday]


Sex Talk Live's producer and co-host Jarett Henshaw was fired this afternoon for using a fake name to get an interview with Delegate Bob Marshall.
Marshall is a critic of the student-run program.
The Republican lawmaker recently called for its cancellation after learning that sex toys were handed out to students during a taping.
Marshall says he still wants the university to establish stricter programming standards.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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Truckers say the plan to fix I-81 is passing them by.
More on that when News 7 at Six returns.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Plus a test for two local teachers. They're in the running to become Virginia Teacher of the Year.
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[I-81]
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Two plans to improve Interstate 81 are rolling right along ... but there still could be roadblocks ahead.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The group charged with determining their fate met for the first time today in Salem to get a look.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Marya /Newsroom;]


Marya Jones is in the newsroom with more.
Keith and Shannon,
This was the first of four meetings for the I-81 advisory panel.
[LIVE=Marya /FULL Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Marya1;]


It won't make ANY decisions until December.
But in the meantime, it has a lot to consider ... including tolls on trucks and cars.
And one group says it's being left out.
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((WE'RE CONVEYING OUR MESSAGE OUTSIDE BECAUSE WE'RE NOT INVITED TO CONVEY IT INSIDE.)) [RUNS:04]
Members of a group representing trucking and manufacturing companies may have been on the outside looking in ... but they found another way to drive their point home.
They held a news conference beforehand, claiming both proposals could toll them out of business.
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((BRETT VASSEY: INDUSTRY CANNOT ABSORB AND OFTEN TIMES CANNOT PASS ON THESE TAXES THROUGH THE SUPPLY CHAIN TO THE CUSTOMER ULTIMATELY. THEREFORE, JOBS ARE AT RISK. DO NOT BE CONFUSED. )) [RUNS:14]
The advisory board won't hear from truckers and manufacturers, but VDOT promises they won't be left out.
They'll have a chance to weigh in AFTER the board makes its recommendation, during a lengthy environmental review.

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((LAURA BULLOCK: THE BULLDOZERS ARE NOT GASSED AND READY. THERE'S NO MONEY FOR 81. UNTIL WE HAVE MONEY, UNTIL WE HAVE A PLAN, NOBODY'S VOICE IS BEING SHUT OUT.)) [RUNS:09]
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((NATS: TRUCK SWOOSHING BY.)) [RUNS:01]
The board has to recommend an affordable plan to improve traffic flow and safety.
Star Solutions wants to add truck-only lanes and charge a toll to trucks.
FLUOR Virginia proposes adding a lane for cars and charging BOTH cars and trucks.
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((LAURA BULLOCK: ULTIMATELY, WHAT HAPPENS ON INTERSTATE 81 MAY NOT REFLECT WORD FOR WORD EITHER ONE OF THESE PROPOSALS.)) [RUNS:06]))
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The advisory panel has three more meetings in which it can select one plan, parts of both or neither.
The ultimate decision lies with the transportation commissioner.
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Even then, VDOT says there will be YEARS of public discussion before any construction gets underway.
Keith and Shannon.

[Bowman-Methadone]


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Controversial plans for a methadone clinic in Roanoke County are receiving more attention in a local General Assembly race.
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Gary Bowman is running as an Independent in the 17th House district.
He lives near the clinic site, and says he supports a Republican proposal that would restrict drug treatment programs near schools.
But he says state and local governments must also tighten existing laws.
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((BUT I THINK THE THING WE NEED TO LOOK AT IS RATIONALIZING OUR PLANNING AND ZONING SO THAT YOU DON'T HAVE A SITUATION WHERE THERE IS A LOOPHOLE.))
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[OUT Q=there is a loophole.]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Meanwhile, the group that opposes Roanoke city's plans for a new stadium and amphitheater is weighing in on the house race.
Today, the group Citizens for a Sensible Stadium Decision endorsed Republican William Fralin, over Bowman and Democratic city council member Linda Wyatt.

[Gas-Line]


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Energy officials hope that a series of conferences can help ease tensions between landowners and energy companies.

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission brought in landowners, environmentalists, and representatives from Dominion Power to talk about the Greenbrier Pipeline project, and prefiling for the National Environmental Policy Act.
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Prefiling can speed up the approval time for a project, which the power companies favor, but landowner representatives say that cuts down on the time for public comment.
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((GINI COOPER/FLOYD UNIFIED LANDOWNERS ASSOCIATION; IT MOVES THE NEPA PROCESS TO AN EARLIER POINT OF THE ROUTE SELECTION, WHAT THAT DOES IS IT DISALLOWS LANDOWNERS TO BECOME INTERVENERS, IT MEANS THAT WE HAVE TO COMMENT BEFORE WE HAVE MATERIAL TO COMMENT WITH.)) ((BOB ORNDORFF/DOMINION POWER GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS DIRECTOR; IT SHORTENS THE TIME PERIOD FOR APPROVAL OF A CERTIFICATE, BUT WE STILL SPEND AS MUCH TIME DEVELOPING THE PROJECT, WORKING WITH LANDOWERS PRIOR TO OUR ACTUAL CERTIFICATE APPLICATION.))
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[SUPER=01-Bob Orndorff/Dominion Power Government Affairs Dir.; :16]
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Both sides say that the conference was a step in the right direction. The workshop was the fifth held this year.
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[Bedford-Internet]


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There's a little more 'boom' in Bedford County's Blue Ridge Thunder task force these days.
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[SUPER=04-File Tape]


The federal government is kicking in almost a quarter million dollars to help the sheriff's office with its fight against on-line predators.
The money comes from the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Agency and is designed to provide technical support, equipment and training for the Internet crime unit.
It also will help fund educational efforts through the Bedford County school system and local civic groups.
Blue Ridge Thunder has been identifying and prosecuting on-line pedophiles since 1998.
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We need to make a correction from last night's broadcast.
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[SUPER=03-Radford;]

In a story about salary increases at Radford University, we said the university will increase faculty salaries next year by at least 35-percent. That was incorrect. The university says it plans to increase salaries by 35-percent of the DIFFERENCE between what professors NOW make, and what they SHOULD be making, according to the state council for higher education.
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[Stocks]


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Wall Street added to yesterday's advance. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW gained 19 points today.
NASDAQ rose four.
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[Teacher-Award]
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Two local educators will be competing for the title of Virginia Teacher of the Year.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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Students at Staunton River Middle School responded with thunderous appplause this morning when they learned Carol Wiatt (WYatt) had earned one of eight *Regional* Teacher of the Year awards. The honor makes the 7th grade instructor eligible for the state competition to be held later this month. Wiatt says the kids keep her motivated.
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[IN Q=The children have kept me alive...]

((CAROL WIATT/REGIONAL TEACHER OF THE YEAR, BEDFORD CO.: THE CHILDREN HAVE KEPT ME ALIVE, KEPT ME HAPPY, SMILING, ENTHUSIASTIC. IT'S PURE HONOR. OH, I JUST CAN'T BELIEVE IT!))
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Wiatt's been teaching for 32-years. She says she knew in elementary school that she wanted to dedicate her life to education.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Joyce Cobbs, a fifth grader teacher at Boones Mill Elementary School in Franklin County, has also been named a Regional Teacher of the Year. The state competition will take place in Richmond October 24th.

[Sports tease]


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Coming up, the Express opens training camp this weekend, Muffin Curry stands tall for Al Groh's Cavaliers,
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and Jeff Gordon will try to make history Sunday in Kansas.
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[S-Express]


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[WRITER=sma]
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The ECHL strike has been over for a day and already the Roanoke Express has seven contracts on Tony MacAulay's desk here in the Star City.
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The Express players report Saturday and the first practice is noon Sunday at the Ice Station.

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UVa's Almondo Curry has led the ACC in cornerback sacks for two years and has six career interceptions. Steve Mason has more on a small player who plays big.
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[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa Head Football Coach; :30(QUICK!!!!)]
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[SUPER=01-Matt Schaub/UVa Senior Quarterback; 1:02]
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((At five foot 8 and 170 pounds, Almondo Curry spends most of the time earning the respect of the often taller receivers he covers. ((ALMONDO CURRY/)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((AL GROH:))
and whether the receivers like him or not, they respect Curry by games end. Finding ways to make up for his height has taken work. ((:)) ((MATT SCHAUB:)) Curry's defense faces a Carolina pass offense second in the ACC averaging 307 yards a contest. Steve Mason news 7 sports.))


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Tomorrow night signals week six of the high school football season. And while a number of schools like Salem and Pulaski are off, many big games are on tap. Here's the Friday Football Extra schedule with the home team listed on the bottom of each matchup.
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The Winston Cup Series heads to Kansas this weekend for the running of the Banquet 400. Jeff Gordon will try to become the first driver in history to win the first three races at a track. Ryan Newman was the runner-up to Gordon last season at the mile and a half tri-oval.
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