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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We'll see more clouds than sun today, with highs in the 60s.
Steve Pardon has your forecast, details up next.





[7-Vinton-Fire]


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Authorities are have yet to determine the cause of an early morning fire in Vinton.
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The blaze broke out just before 12:30 in a mobile home on Etna Avenue. A neighbor says he heard an explosion. When firefighters arrived, they found one end of the home in flames. Authorities do not believe anyone inside at the time. Officials believe the home is a a total loss.
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[7-6-Henry-Crime]


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126 people have been issued indictments by grand juries in Martinsville and Henry County. They are charged with dealing and possessing illegal drugs.
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Authorities began making arrests after 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
They're the result of a year-long undercover investigation involving federal, state and local narcotics officers.


The investigation again targeted the community of Sandy Level, which once drew national attention for its drug problems.
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((FRANK CASSELL: TEN YEARS AGO THAT PLACE WAS LIKE THE OLD WEST. THE VIOLENCE ASPECT HAS DROPPED CONSIDERABLY OVER THE YEARS.))
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12 people from Sandy Level face FEDERAL charges.
Authorities say the arrests mainly targeted street-level dealers and that the majority of offenses involved crack and powder cocaine.
They describe the bust as the biggest county-wide crackdown in at least a decade.
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[7-11Lottery-Winners]


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A Lynchburg couple still can't believe they hit the jackpot.
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Yesterday, Martha and James Featherston were presented with a check for 17-point-6 million dollars from Lotto South. James bought his ticket at the Kroger on Boonesboro Road the night before the September 17th drawing, saying he had a feeling he might win. Martha knew just what to do with the money.
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((MARTHA FEATHERSTON/LOTTERY WINNER: WELL, THE FIRST THING I DID WAS PAY OFF ALL MY BILLS. ZIP, NO BILLS.))
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James says he's grateful for the money but that he's even happier his wife and son survived a recent car accident.
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((JAMES FEATHERSTON/LOTTERY WINNER: I 'D RATHER HAVE THEIR HEALTH THAN TO HAVE THAT CHECK.))
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The Featherstons chose the cash option of 9-point-5 million dollars. After taxes they'll take home about five-million.
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[7-6-Ferrum-Grants]


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Almost two million dollars in grants and loans are streaming into Franklin County for water and sewer improvements.
Congressman Virgil Goode says a federal grant and loan will go to the Ferrum service area.
Goode says the money should help attract new businesses.
Some half million dollars from the tobacco settlement fund is also headed to the Ferrum water and sewer authority, and to the Ferrum College Foundation.

[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Mostly cloudy today, with temperatures staying pleasant.
Steve Pardon has your Tuesday outlook, right after the news.

[55-11KIK-Statement]


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KIK Virginia officials are stepping up to cooperate with investigators from the Environmental Protection Agency.
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Last week, agents with the E-P-A raided the KIK Virginia plant.
Affidavits allege the company violated the Clean Water Act by discharging high levels of chlorine.
The E-P-A believes that contamination killed a number of fish in the Roanoke River in late August.
KIK Virginia released a statement yesterday saying "we are responding to the concerns expressed and are cooperating with the investigators."
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The company, which makes a number of household products, has not been charged with any violations.

[55-2-11SML-Plan]


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The federal government wants to know what residents of Smith Mountain Lake think of A-E-P's new shoreline mangement plan-- and its giving residents another three months to speak out.
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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission extended the public comment period for the plan 90 days.
It will now take feedback through January 10th.
Last month, Franklin County officials asked for more time, saying 30 days was not enough for public review of the lengthy document.
It's intended to control development and deal with environmental issues on the lake.
A-E-P is already enforcing it, but FERC has the power to approve, overturn or change it.
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[55-11Hollins-Protest]


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Some Hollins University students say diversity should be among the topics learned on campus.
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Yesterday, a group calling themselves Students Against Discrimination held a demonstration at Hollins.
They want to highlight what they say is a problem with racism, sexism, harrassment, and homophobia at the university.

The students cite two recent racial incidents that happened on campus.
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((SOPHIA KOINIS/HOLLINS UNIV. STUDENT: EVEN JUST ONE RACIAL HARASSEMENT CASE A YEAR IS TOO MUCH.)) ((JEFF HODGES/HOLLINS UNIV. SPOKESPERSON: THEY WERE RECENTLY HERE ON CAMPUS AND THEY INVOLVED A VERBAL EXCHANGE UNFORTUNATELY THAT IS ABOUT I CAN EXPLAIN AT THIS POINT BUT THERE WAS IMMEDIATE AND APPROPIATE ACTION TAKEN REGARDING THOSE INCIDENTS. THEY HAVE BEEN SERIOUSLY AND THOROUGHLY BEEN INVESTIGATED AND THE APPROPIATE ACTION IS BEING TAKEN AT THIS POINT.))
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The university has set up a task force to look into diversity issues on campus.
The 15 member board made up students, faculty, and administrators will make a recommendation to the president by December.
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[55-11Brown-Award]


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Bedford County's highest law enforcement officer is being honored for using the Internet as a crime- solving tool.
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Sheriff Mike Brown has won the national "Wired Cops" award from a non-profit Internet safety agency.
Brown's department has been a leader in cracking down on child pornography and on-line pedophiles through its "Operation Blue Ridge Thunder" task force.
The group "Wired Safety" will present Brown with the award in Washington D.C. tomorrow.
Previous winners include the F-B-I, the Secret Service and the U-S Customs service.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We'll see clouds building as the day progresses-- otherwise temperatures stay mild in the 60s for highs.
Steve Pardon has the seven day forecast, up next.





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Investigators still don't know what caused an early morning fire in Vinton.
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The blaze broke out just before 12:30 in a mobile home on Etna Avenue. A neighbor says he heard an explosion. When firefighters arrived, they found one end of the home in flames. Authorities do not believe anyone inside at the time. Officials believe the home is a a total loss.
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[8-11Henry-Crime]


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Henry County and Martinsville officials are looking for more than 120 people accused of dealing and possessing illegal drugs.
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The arrests are the result of a year-long undercover investigation involving federal, state and local narcotics officers.
The investigation again targeted the community of Sandy Level, which drew national attention for its drug problems several years ago.
12 people from Sandy Level face FEDERAL charges.
Authorities say the arrests mainly targeted street-level dealers and that the majority of offenses involved crack and powder cocaine.
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[8-11Bedford-Accident]


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Today, State police will reconstruct the scene of an accident that sent four people to the hospital.
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State police say it happened about 3:45 yesterday afternoon just outside the Lynchburg City limits in Bedford County.

Troopers say a Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme abruptly crossed every lane of Route 221 and hit a Mazda pickup head on. Kenneth Bernard Wright, the elderly driver of the pick up, was airlifted to U-V-A medical center. 56 year old Judy Hensley Forest of Lynchburg is in critical condition at Lynchburg General -- her daughter and grandson are in serious condition.
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Students at Radford University are fired up and protesting about the termination of a residence hall director.
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Former Madison Hall R-D, Joe Travoglino (Trava- LEE- no) says he lost his job following a physical altercation last Thursday between he and another student. Travoglino (Trav-a-leeno) says the student was causing a disturbance and swung at him, when he swung back. Travoglino was NOT on-duty at the time of the incident, but admits what he did was wrong.
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((JOE TRAVOGLINO/FORMER RU RESIDENTIAL DIRECTOR: I TOOK MY JOB FARTHER THAN I HAD TO, AND I UNDERSTAND THAT. BUT IF I'M GOING TO BE HELD THEN WHY ISN'T ANYONE ELSE BEING HELD AS WELL.))
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More than 800-students signed a petition demanding Travoglino (Trav-a-leeno) get his job back. University officials would not go into details because it is a personnel matter, but says Travoglino did NOT follow procedural guidelines. The incident is still under investigation. (------------)