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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Your Election Day Forecast is calling for more sunshine and highs in the 70s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the seven- day outlook, coming up.





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Election Day is finally here. The polls have been opened for about an hour and a half.
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Steve Pardon is at the Senior Center in Vinton. Steve has anyone taken advantage of getting to the polls early today?
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[Anchor=Kim]

Once the polls close at 7, News 7 will bring you updated vote counts of key races throughout the evening.
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[Take Election Web Page FS] And for continuously updated results of all races in the region, you can go to our home page any time tonight at wdbj7-dot-com.
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A proposed methadone clinic on Hershberger Road in Roanoke will likely face local opposition.
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The Roanoke Treatment Center hopes to move into a vacant building on Hershberger Road. But some members of city council say the methadone clinic should not be placed near schools, or within the city limits at all.
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((BEV FITZPATRICK/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL; THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO NEED IT AND DESERVE IT. THE QUESTION IS WHERE DO YOU PUT IT. IT'S NOT RIGHT TO TRY TO SUPRISE A COMMUNITY AND TRY TO SLIDE IT IN UNDER THE RADAR. I THINK THERE'S AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO LOOK AT THIS IN A UNIQUE WAY.)) ((BILL BESTPITCH/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL; IT SEEMS TO ME THE APPROPRIATE LOCATIONS WOULD BE TO START LOOKING AT HOW WE CAN LOCATE MORE OF THESE FACILITIES IN OTHER JURISDICTIONS THROUGHOUT THE VALLEY AND NOT CONTINUE TO KEEP PUTTING ALL OF THESE TYPES OF FACILITIES IN THE CITY.))
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The company still has a significant amount of local, state and federal paperwork to complete before it could start administering methadone.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Not quite as warm today as it was yesterday, but high temperatures will still be well above normal.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner explains, coming up in the forecast.

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Voters are deciding who to send to Richmond, and who will represent them on a local level today.
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Steve Pardon is at the Senior Center in Vinton, where residents are also tacking the issue of off-track betting. Steve, do you think that is bringing out more people this time around?
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[Anchor=Kim]

Once the polls close at 7, News 7 will bring you updated vote counts of key races throughout the evening.
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[Take Election Web Page FS] And for continuously updated results of all races in the region, you can go to our home page any time tonight at wdbj7-dot-com.
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Fire at a Salem business has been ruled accidental.
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Assistant Fire Chief Tom Roseberry says a stove at the Dooley Printing Corporation on Florida Avenue was accidentally turned on Sunday and that something came in contact with a heated burner.
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The resulting fire warmed up the building's steel support beams, causing a cinderblock wall to collapse. Roseberry says damage is extensive but the exact amount has not been figured out. The owner says it appears his five printing presses weren't too badly damaged. Another local printing company has offered to take care of some his business until the company's running again.
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Another company is cutting back and consolidating jobs, but that's good news for our area.
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Fragrance and skin-care company Elizabeth Arden says it will consolidate its U-S distribution operations into a single facility in Roanoke.
The company will cut about 100 jobs at its Miami Lakes, Florida center.
The plan is expected to be complete by March.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Our run of unseasonably mild weather continues one more day, as temperatures soar into the 70s this afternoon.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your full forecast details, right after the news.





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All of the T-V ads, fundraisers, and handshakes have come down to this--
Election Day is finally here. The polls have been open for a couple of hours.
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Steve Pardon is at the Senior Center in Vinton. Steve, how busy has it been there?
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[Anchor=Kim]

Once the polls close at 7, News 7 will bring you updated vote counts of key races throughout the evening.
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[Take Election Web Page FS] And for continuously updated results of all races in the region, you can go to our home page any time tonight at wdbj7-dot-com.
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[8-6-Sabato-voters]


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With today's election underway, some say the voters will end up being the losers.
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That's because this year only 60 out of 140 seats in the General Assembly are being contested.
According to U-V-A Professor Larry Sabato, that is the lowest number of contested races in Virginia's modern history.

He says voters have little choice in this election and that the political parties are to blame.
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((LARRY SABATO/POLITICAL ANALYST: THE PARTIES ARE GIVEN SPECIAL PRIVILEGES UNDER LAW AND IN EXCHANGE FOR THOSE PRIVILEGES THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO PROVIDE PEOPLE WITH A CHOICE THEY HAVE UTTERLY FAILED TO DO SO. THE DEMOCRATS IN PARTICULAR HAVE FAILED TO DO SO.))
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Sabato says 66 percent of Virginia's incumbents are running unopposed.
That's nearly twice the national average. (------------)