[7Wx-Headline]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
The warm weather continues as we start the work week.
Look for near record highs this afternoon.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete forecast, up next.





[7-2-Vinton-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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A Vinton apartment complex caught fire early this morning.
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[SUPER=03-Vinton/This Morning]

It started around 4:30 in the basement of a building on Chestnut Street.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We heard someone]
[SUPER=01-Anthony Preston/Resident]
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[OUT Q=whole lotta damage (Double OUT!!!!!)]
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[VO-NAT]

No one was injured. Authorities are investigating.

(------------)[7-2-11Salem-Fire]



[ANCHOR=Kim]
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An explosion caused major damage at a business in Salem last night.
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[SUPER=03-Salem;]

The fire started around 8-thirty at the Dooley Printing Corporation on Florida Avenue. When authorities arrived, smoke was pouring out of the building, and firefighters had to battle significant amounts of smoke and heat. They also found that a cinderblock wall had been blown off into a neighbor's yard.
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[SOT - 1:03:21]
[IN Q=There is significant...]

((THERE IS SIGNIFICANT FIRE DAMAGE TO THE CENTER OF THE BUILDING. AT THIS TIME IT IS UNDER INVESTIGATION. DURING THE PROCESS OF THE FIRE BEFORE WE ARRIVED THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE BUILDING WAS BLOWN OFF.))
[SUPER=01-Cpt. Bill Spraker/Salem Fire Department;]
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[OUT Q=was blown off.]
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Authorities are investigating as to what sparked the explosion. Nobody was injured.
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[7-VO-Tax-Amnesty]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Time is running out for those who need to settle up with the government. The deadline to take advantage of the state's tax amnesty program ends tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;]

Last year, the General Assembly approved the nine-week amnesty period in hopes of raising more than 48 million dollars. Under the program, those who pay up can avoid all the penalties and half the accrued interest they'd normally pay. Delinquent taxpayers who don't take advantage of the deal will be assessed an additional 20 percent penalty.
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[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[SS=None]

If you'd like more information about Virginia's Tax Amnesty Program, you can call the main hotline until midnight tonight.
[SUPER=16-(877) VATAX-77;]

The number is 8-7-7 V-A TAX 7-7.
(+++++++++++)

[WEB ADDRESS FULL SCREEN]
OR you can find a link from our web site at W-D-B-J-7-DOT-COM.
(+++++++++)



[7-11Peace-Walk]


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Some Roanoke County students hit the pavement yesterday to see how they can keep peace in the schools.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

About 65-students took part in a Peace Walk yesterday, in an effort to promote non-violence in schools. The money raised will be used toward mediation programs, as well as a mediation scholarship. The Amy-B-Barnhart Scholarship Fund is awarded to a high school student who has been an example of non-violent dispute resolution, either through a personal conflict or by working with those who are in conflict.
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[55-WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]


Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Expect afternoon highs near 80 today, as our run of unseasonably mild weather continues.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your Monday outlook, up next.

[55-2-Vinton-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=kor]
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Fire broke out at a Vinton apartment complex this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton/This Morning]

It started around 4:30 in the basement of a building on Chestnut Street.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We heard someone]
[SUPER=01-Anthony Preston/Resident]
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[OUT Q=whole lotta damage (Double OUT!!!!!)]
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[VO-NAT]

No one was injured. Authorities are investigating.

(------------)[55-11Barrett-Hamilton]



[ANCHOR=Kim]
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With each have more than 20 years of experience in the clerk's office... The two women running for Roanoke Circuit Court Clerk are not new to the job.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Brenda Hamilton recently retired to dedicate her time to campaigning. The mother-of-one moved to Roanoke as a young girl when schools in her hometown of Farmville became segregated. She says she hopes to bring personal service back to the clerk's office.
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((BRENDA HAMILTON: I LOVE PEOPLE AND I BELIEVE THAT IT TAKES, IN ORDER TO BE A GOOD LEADER AND SOMEONE WHO IS GOING TO SERVE THE ALMOST 100,000 PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THE CITY OF ROANOKE YOU HAVE TO FIRST LOVE PEOPLE BECAUSE THE CLERK'S OFFICE IS A SERVICE ORGANIZATION.))
[SUPER=01-Brenda Hamilton/Candidate for Roanoke Clerk of Court]
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[VO-NAT]

Hamilton's opponent, Mary Jane Barrett is currently chief deputy in the clerk's office. Barrett is a mother of three who says she loves her job and becoming clerk would be a natural fit.
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[IN Q=I love the clerk's]

((MARY JANE BARRETT: I LOVE THE CLERK'S OFFICE, I'VE BEEN THERE FOR 33 YEARS. I'M STATE CHAIRMAN, I'VE BEEN REELECTED BY MY PEERS AND OTHER CLERKS THROUGHOUT THE STATE FOR SIX CONSECUTIVE TIMES FOR A TOTAL OF 15 YEARS.))
[SUPER=01-Mary Jane Barrett/Candidate for Clerk of Court;]
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[OUT Q=feels about me]
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The clerk of court is elected for an eight year term.
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[55-11Cooter's-Place]


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The owner of Cooter's Place says it's time to close shop.
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Actor turned politician Ben Jones, who played Cooter on the Dukes of Hazzard is closing his museum-shop in Sperryville. He says he's a victim of his own success. After opening Cooter's Place nearly five years ago, he's become so popular that Dukes related events take up 90 percent of his time -- he says he doesn't have time to give proper attention to the store. Cooter's Place is closing next month after drawing half a million visitors to Sperryville.
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]


Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Sunny and pleasant again today, with temperatures soaring to near 80.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the work week outlook, up next.





[8-2-Vinton-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=03-]
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Fire broke out at a Vinton apartment complex this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton/This Morning]

It started around 4:30 in the basement of a building on Chestnut Street.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We heard someone]
[SUPER=01-Anthony Preston/Resident]
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[OUT Q=whole lotta damage (Double OUT!!!!!)]
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[VO-NAT]

No one was injured. Authorities are investigating.

(------------)[8-11Franklin-Sheriff]



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Franklin County's Sheriff wants to make two things clear: He's in good health and ready to fight for an eighth term.
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Quint Overton's 28 years in office make him one of Virginia's longest-serving sheriffs.
His opponent has suggested his age -- 65 -- and health may be a problem.
Overton says he's only been out sick 15 times in 20 years.
He likes his job so much, he hasn't taken a vacation in two decades.
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[SOT 15:48]
[IN Q=I just enjoy]

((QUINT OVERTON/FRANKLIN CO. SHERIFF: I JUST ENJOY WORKING WITH THE PEOPLE. PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MIGHTY NICE TO ME. I DON'T HAVE ANY PARTICULAR HOBBY. I DON'T GOLF, I DON'T FISH. BUT I DO ENJOY LAW ENFORCEMENT.))
[SUPER=01-Quint Overton/Franklin Co. Sheriff;]
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[OUT Q=do enjoy law enforcement.]
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Republican George Sterling is a retired Chief Inspector and Chief Deputy U-S Marshal who's lived in Franklin County since 1989.
He says he decided to run because the leadership has gotten "stale."
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[IN Q=I felt like someone]

((GEORGE STERLING/CANDIDATE FOR SHERIFF: I FELT LIKE SOMEONE SHOULD RUN AGAINST HIM AND THE PEOPLE SHOULD HAVE A CHOICE. NO ONE'S RUN AGAINST HIM IN 12 YEARS. AND I THINK IT'S JUST TIME FOR A CHANGE. ))
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[VO-NAT :13]


Sterling says the department is lagging behind its neighbor Bedford County in drug and D-U-I arrests.
But Overton says even though Franklin County is SMALLER, his department has handled more crimes overall.
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[8-VO-Tax-Amnesty]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Some Virginians may face a stiff penalty if they don't pay up today. The deadline to take advantage of the state's tax amnesty program ends tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;]

Last year, the General Assembly approved the nine-week amnesty period in hopes of raising more than 48 million dollars. Under the program, those who pay up can avoid all the penalties and half the accrued interest they'd normally pay. Delinquent taxpayers who don't take advantage of the deal will be assessed an additional 20 percent penalty.
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[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[SS=None]

If you'd like more information about Virginia's Tax Amnesty Program, you can call the main hotline until midnight tonight.
[SUPER=16-(877) VATAX-77;]

The number is 8-7-7 V-A TAX 7-7.
(+++++++++++)

[WEB ADDRESS FULL SCREEN]
OR you can find a link from our web site at W-D-B-J-7-DOT-COM. (+++++++++)