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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
High wind watches and warnings remain in effect today, after a very breezy night.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete forecast, up next.





[7-3-11Roanoke-Storm]


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A-E-P reports 64-hundred customers in the region remain without power after strong winds kept power crews busy throughout the night in efforts to restore electricity. The biggest outages are in the Woodlawn area of Carroll County and the Hardy Road area just southeast of Roanoke.
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The strong winds blew down trees in South Roanoke last night, blocking several streets.
A-E-P is still trying to figure out if wind contributed to the power outage along Colonial Avenue.
About 12-hundred customers lost power. Another 22 hundred went dark in the Bonsack area of Botetourt county when a tree blew into a line.
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[7-11County-Supervisors]


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U-S Attorney John Brownlee is joining the debate over a controversial methadone clinic.
Brownlee told the Roanoke County supervisors their concerns are "appropriate and well- founded."
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Life Center of Galax plans to open the Roanoke County clinic near the intersection of Ogden Road and Colonial Avenue, but residents of the area have raised strong objections.
Yesterday, Brownlee said addicts need the help that drug treatment programs provide. But he told the board that location is an important consideration, because clinics can attract criminal activity.
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((JOHN BROWNLEE: THERE MAY VERY WELL BE AN INCREASE IN CRIME. THERE MAY VERY WELL BE AN INCREASE IN DRUG TRAFFICKING. AND THAT'S WHY I BELIEVE YOUR CONCERNS ARE WELL-FOUNDED, BECAUSE YOU OBVIOUSLY HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO THE COMMUNITY, TO THE CITIZENS.))
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Brownlee offered to assist county officials as they search for a suitable location. He said a drug task force will keep a close eye on the methadone clinic, wherever it ends up. And he encouraged the county to consider prosecuting drug dealers in federal court.

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The Bedford County supervisors plan to fill the seat left by Kirby Richardson by the middle of next month.
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With one chair noticeably empty, the Board of Supervisors decided last night to appoint a replacement to serve for one year, and then hold a special election for the remaining year of Richardson's term.
Richardson resigned October third after he was indicted for allegedly forging VDOT public comment sheets.
The Board of Supervisors has agreed to advertise the position in local newspapers and has set an October 31st deadline for accepting applications.
To qualify, a person has to be a registered voter of Bedford County and live in district two which is the Smith Mountain Lake area.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
After thunderstorms moved through the region last night, we're left with more windy weather today.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast details, after the news.

[55-11Kilgore-merchants]


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State business owners lose close to 800 million dollars a year from theft and fraud.
But businesses are finding ways to help reduce those losses.
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The Virginia Retail Merchants Association has developed a crime prevention manual.
The book includes tips on reducing the opportunity for crime at the work place.
It offers advice on everything from employee training to store design to helping mom-and-pops fight the high costs of crime.
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((FRANK BERREY/VA RETAIL MERCHANTS ASSOC.: THEY HAVE THEIR WHOLE LIFE INVESTED IN THEIR BUSINESS AND LOSSES FROM BURGLARIES AND LARGE AMOUNTS OF CASH CAN BE VERY HARMFUL TO THEIR JUST MAKING A LIVING. ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY KILGORE: COSTS ARE PASSED ON TO CONSUMERS IF YOU DON'T PREVENT THESE CRIMES.))
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The handbook also addresses employee theft and computer crime.
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Govenor Warner wants to see more Virginians with college degrees.
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The state's higher education system awards about 47-thousand college degrees a year.
The governor says boosting that number by ten-thousand will increase the earning power of Virginia's workforce.
Warner also wants to increase annual spending on research and development to one billion dollars by the end of the decade.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: IF WE ARE GOING TO BE THE PLACE THAT IS GOING TO CREATE THE INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL, THE NEW IDEAS THAT'S GOING TO CREATE THE NEW TECHNOLOGY THAT'S GOING TO CREATE THE NEW COMPANIES AND THE NEW JOBS WE'VE GOT TO DO MORE IN R AND D AT OUR UNIVERSITIES.))
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Virginia currently spends about 600 million dollars on academic research.
Both North Carolina and Maryland spend close to double that amount.
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He might not stand 6 feet tall, but Bedford County's newest sheriff's deputy really knows how to takes a bite out of crime.
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Sheriff Mike Brown introduced "Ripper", his department's newest K-9 patrol dog.
The dog has been paired with Corporal Penny Heffinger (HEF-in-jure) and is being trained as both a narcotics and search dog.
He's the gift of Bedford resident Marjorie Maupin (MAW-pin) who has helped pay for three drug dogs for the department over the past several years.
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((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: WITH THE BUDGET CRUNCH THE WAY IT IS THROUGHOUT THE STATE, NOT ONLY WITH US BUT FOR EVERY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT THROUGHOUT THE STATE AND POLICE DEPARTMENTS, YEAH, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A LITTLE BIT OF A SHOVE FOR US. NOT SAYING WE COULDN'T HAVE DONE IT, BUT THIS MADE IT JUST A WHOLE LOT EASIER.))
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"Ripper" cost 15-hundred dollars and will spend the next several weeks training.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Strong winds are still affecting our area, with high wind watches and warnings in effect until later this morning.


Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner explains, up next in the forecast.





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It's been more than a week since embattled Bedford County Supervisor Kirby Richardson resigned.
Last night, his former colleagues met to discuss how to fill his seat.
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With one chair noticeably empty, the Board of Supervisors decided to appoint a replacement to serve for one year, and then hold a special election for the remaining year of Richardson's term.
Richardson resigned October third after he was indicted for allegedly forging VDOT public comment sheets.
County leaders say it's important to put the matter quickly behind them and get down to the business at hand.
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((BILL ROLFE/COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: ANYTIME THAT YOU LOSE A BOARD MEMBER UNDER THE CONDITIONS THAT WE HAVE LOST A BOARD MEMBER IT'S FAIRLY TRAUMATIC SITUATION. I THINK IT HAS AFFECTED THE OPERATIONS SOME BECAUSE MR. RICHARDSON SERVED ONE SOME VERY KEY COMMITTEES AND WE HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO HOLD A COMMITTEE MEETING SO THINGS LIKE THAT BUT WE'VE MOVED ON WE'RE MOVING FORWARD.))
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The Board of Supervisors has agreed to advertise the position in local newspapers and has set an October 31st deadline for accepting applications.
To qualify, a person has to be a registered voter of Bedford County and live in district two which is pretty much the Smith Mountain Lake area.
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The Board plans to interview candidates November 5th and then make a decision at its November 13th meeting.


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Liberty University has cleared one roadblock in a controversial effort to rezone one of Lynchburg's biggest industrial properties.
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Liberty has taken over the former Ericsson building on Mountain View Road in hopes of moving Thomas Road Baptist Church there and converting the rest of the property for school use.
Last night, attorneys for the school were asking for a conditional use permit to allow Liberty to use part of the building for a recreational facility, something that IS allowed in an industrially-zoned area.
Council voted 6-to-nothing in favor of the project.. but Liberty faces a bigger hurdle in rezoning the rest of the property.
Many city leaders have expressed doubts about taking a large industrial site off the tax rolls.
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