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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Partly cloudy today with highs near 60, but turning colder as we head into the weekend.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the forecast, coming up.






[7-2-1181-Accident]


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A car and a tractor trailer collided on Interstate 81 killing one person.
The accident happened near Arcadia in Botetourt County.
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Police say 57 year old Ann Dexter Howard of Maryland was talking on her cell phone last night when she swerved to avoid another car. Howard lost control and hit the guard rail. Her Mercury sedan then spun back into the road and was hit in the passenger side door by a tractor trailer from Georgia. Police say Howard died at the scene.
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[7-11Hurley]


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Funeral services have been set for a soldier from Clifton Forge who was killed in Iraq.
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First Lieutenant Joshua Hurley died last weekend when his vehicle was hit by an explosive device.
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The 24 year old graduated from Alleghany High School and Virginia Military Institute.
His funeral will be held tomorrow at the Central United Methodist Church on Main Street in Clifton Forge.
The service begins at eleven A-M.
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[7-6-Greenbrier-Pipeline]


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Work on a controversial natural gas pipeline has been halted for the time being.
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Dominion Resources says it's stopping work on the Greenbrier Pipeline to consider shifting money budgeted for that project to an existing operation.
The 275 mile pipeline is supposed to run from West Virginia-- through southwest and southside Virginia-- to North Carolina.
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The company says it will honor all agreements signed with landowners along the right-of-way, but it's withdrawn other offers that have not been accepted.
Dominion says it will resume field work on the project at a later date.

[7-11L'burg-Search]


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No illegal drugs were found at a Lynchburg high school yesterday. A team of drug-sniffing dogs swept through E.C. Glass High School. School officials say the search was one of several random drug sweeps they conduct every year.
Students were under lockdown at the time, but no problems were reported.

[7-11Train-Station]


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The re-opening of Roanoke's historic train station is right on time.
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The former Norfolk and Western passenger station was unveiled yesterday after months of renovation. The lobby of the 27-thousand square foot building looks much like it did 50-years ago. Architects stayed true to the lines of Raymond Loewy who redesigned the station in the late 1940's. The space will house the Roanoke Valley Convention and Visitor's Bureau and the O. Winston Link museum. The project took shape under the direction of Center in the Square which reports construction came in early and under budget.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Look for a mix of sun and clouds today with temperatures near 60.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the Friday outlook, coming up.

[55-5-Keister-Morris]


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The 6th district house race is still too close to "officially" call, but incumbent Benny Keister believes when all is said and done he WILL keep his seat.
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The Democrat is leading Republican Morgan Morris by 49 votes - making it the closest General Assembly race in the state. Election officials say there will be an automatic recount because the vote difference is less than one half a percent.
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((BENNY KEISTER/INCUMBENT: IT'S A DRAWN OUT PROCESS BUT THEY JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYTHING IS CORRECT AND IT SHOULD BE CORRECT IN SOMETHING THIS CLOSE, YOU KNOW. THEY NEED, THEY NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYTHING IS RIGHT))
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The results must be certified on November 24th before a recount can begin. An official winner probably won't be announced until mid-December. Keister says he will continue preparing for the upcoming General Assembly session.
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[55-5-Bedford-Voting]


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A clerical error may have cost two Bedford County candidates the election.
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Registrar Marie Batten says a mistake she made could undo the results of two county races.
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]


41 people on Clay's Crossing Drive were told to vote in the Big Island District when they SHOULD have voted in the Forest District.
Big Island's 24-year supervisor Tony Ware lost his seat to Steve Arrington by just 12 votes.
A Big Island school board race was ALSO decided by 12 votes.
Both losing candidates have 30 days to challenge the election results.
A special three-judge panel would then decide if the election is valid and whether to hold a special election.
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[55-11School-Violence]


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A new coalition in the Roanoke Valley hopes to allevate some of the controversy surrounding school violence.
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Butch Lewis and Alice Hincker formed the Roanoke School Violence Protection Coalition, after they were excluded from membership in a city task force.
The co-founders say they hope to build a broad- based group that will foster a continuing dialogue on the subject.
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((ALICE HINCKER: HOPEFULLY THE SUPPORT OF THE SCHOOL SYSTEM AND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL BE THERE AND WE'LL ALL BE WORKING TOGETHER.)) ((BUTCH LEWIS: THIS IS A WAY THAT WE CAN DO MORE. I CAN'T SEE HOW HAVING A COALITION AND A TASK FORCE WORKING FOR THE SAME OBJECTIVE CAN HURT THE COMMUNITY. IT'S GOING TO BE A POSITIVE. IT'S GOING TO BE MORE PEOPLE PUTTING IDEAS INTO THE ARENA.))
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The coalition has scheduled a public meeting November 18th at the Roanoke Valley Governor's School.
Among the group's first objectives is to bring in two nationally- known experts on school safety.

[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Partly cloudy today, with temperatures continuing their downward slide.
Highs today near 60...but they'll only warm into the 50s this weekend.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the forecast, up next.





[8-6-City-Stadium]


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Roanoke City is coming under fire for the way it's soliciting bids for the new stadium amphitheater.
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Citizens for a Sensible Stadium Decision say the city is bidding the stadium construction seperately from the pedestrian bridge over Orange Avenue.
If the city is now building the project in stages, Brian Wishneff says he fears it will ultimately cost more than the 18-million dollars the city has budgeted.
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((BRIAN WISHNEFF/CITIZENS FOR A SENSIBLE STADIUM DECISION; SO BY DIVIDING IT THIS WAY, THEY'RE SETTING UP A SHAM SITUATION WHERE THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE COUNCIL IN A CORNER.))
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A spokesman acknowledges the city is bidding the projects seperately, but only because they are different types of structures.
City officials say they still expect to build both for 18- million dollars. Bids are due next week.


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The City of Roanoke is taking drastic measures to deal with its deer problem.
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Beginning Monday, sharpshooters will kill deer within city limits, a program similar to the one in Lynchburg. It will be done only during late night or early morning hours. The city has hired three retired police officers to do the job.
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((M. W. QUESENBERRY/ANIMAL CONTROL SUPERVISOR: SAFETY IS OUR FIRST PRIORITY ON THIS. OBVIOUSLY, WE WILL NOT BE SHOOTING ANYWHERE THAT WE DON'T HAVE A SAFE ZONE TO DO SO IN.))
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The sharp shooters will only kill deer on public property. Eventually they will target residential properties but only after an application process and approval from nearby neighbors. The city hopes to kill 75 to 200 deer by the first of March. The deer killed will be donated to the Hunters for the Hungry program which will then give the meat to the local food bank.
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[8-11Makenzie]


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A local toddler is back at home with a second chance at life after undergoing a rare transplant,.
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Makenzie Blackburn wasn't expected to live past her 2nd birthday.
Just months ago she was in desperate need of a bowel transplant.
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[IN Q=Before she was hooked to pumps and poles]

((CINDY BLACKBURN/MAKENZIE'S MOTHER; BEFORE SHE WAS HOOKED TO PUMPS AND POLES 24 HOURS A DAY WE WOULD UNHOOK HER TO GIVE AN HOUR OR TWO OF FREEDOM HERE AND THERE BUT SHE WAS CONTINUOUSLY HOOKED TO MEDICATIONS OR I-V FLUIDS HER WHOLE LIFE))
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But thanks to a bowel transplant Makenzie is not only on the road to recovery but eating for the first time.
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[IN Q=Truly we weren't expecting]

((TRULY WE WEREN'T EXPECTED HER HERE. FOR HER TO BE SEEING HER SECOND BIRTHDAY NEXT MONTH IS TRULY A MIRACLE))
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Makenzie mom's says she will be forever grateful to the family of an 8 year boy whose bowel gave Makenzie a new life.

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