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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Starting off with some frost on the windshield, but we'll see sunshine and warmer temperatures later today.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, up next in the forecast.





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A six year old Rocky Mount girl suffered minor injuries after falling off a float yesterday in in the Retail Merchants Christmas Parade. Police say Mykala Coles and about six other children were riding on a float in the parade when Coles fell off, and one of the float's wheels ran over her legs. Coles was taken to the hospital. She sustained only scrapes and bruises.

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Four people were sent to the hospital after an early morning shooting in Danville.
Police say shots were fired from the parking lot at Mister T's restaurant in the 400 block of South Ridge Street shortly after 3-o'clock. Four men were wounded. Three of the victims were treated at Danville Regional Medical Center and later released. The other, who was shot in the leg, is in stable condition. So far, no arrests have been made.


[7-11Shawsville-Soldier]


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[ENG#=1]

A Shawsville soldier is celebrating the holidays with his family.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Specialist Dan Sweeney arrived home yesterday on a 14- day leave from Iraq. The 24- year- old is an Army Reservist out of Galax. He's been on active duty for the past eleven-months and says he was thrilled to land in Virginia and see snow.
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[SOT 7:51:45]
[IN Q=At some points in time]

((DAN SWEENEY/ARMY RESERVES: AT SOME POINTS IN TIME OVER THERE THE TEMPERATURE WAS UP IN THE 140'S WITH LIKE 50 AND 60 PERCENT HUMIDITY. I MEAN IT WAS JUST UNBEARABLE OVER THERE, BUT ACTUALLY I THINK I'M GOING TO GO HOME AND ROLL AROUND IN THE SNOW A LITTLE TO BEGIN WITH. IT'S JUST GREAT TO BE HOME.))
[SUPER=01-Dan Sweeney/Army Reserves;]
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[OUT Q=great to be home]
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[VO-NAT]

Sweeney's four- year- old daughter, Destiny, was one of his many greeters at the airport. In the Army, Sweeney works on a fuel hauling truck, and services tanks. He says his heart goes out to the families who've lost loved ones in the war and hopes they can find comfort in the knowledge that all fallen soldiers were doing the "right thing."
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A local Motorcycle group and the Marine Corps teamed up to make sure some kids are not forgotten this holiday season.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The Roanoke Valley Harley Owners Group helped the Marines load up hundreds of cases of toys for the Annual Toys for Tots drive. The Tetra company donated 315 cases of toys, and a Hog member brought the toys from Blacksburg to Roanoke in the official Harley Davidson truck.
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[SOT 10:30:11]
[IN Q=WELL THERE ARE ]

((WELL THERE ARE SO MANY KIDS THAT WILL WAKE UP CHRISTMAS DAY AND WILL NOT HAVE A CHRISTMAS. SO WE JUST MAKE SURE THAT THEY WILL WAKE UP AND HAVE SOME PRESENTS UNDER THAT TREE.))
[SUPER=01-James Whitehead/Roanoke Valley HOGS;]
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[OUT Q=UNDER THAT TREE]
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After helping load up toys and donating more than 8-hundred dollars to Toys for Tots, the Hogs drove through Roanoke City, the county, through Vinton and on to the Salem Civic Center.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Expect a lot of snow to melt today, as temperatures warm into the 40s and low 50s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your work week outlook, up next.

[55-11Shawsville-Soldier]


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[ENG#=1]

A Shawsville soldier is thankful to be home for the holidays.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Specialist Dan Sweeney arrived home yesterday on a 14- day leave from Iraq. The 24- year- old is an Army Reservist out of Galax. He's been on active duty for the past eleven-months and says he was thrilled to land in Virginia and see snow.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 7:51:45]
[IN Q=At some points in time]

((DAN SWEENEY/ARMY RESERVES: AT SOME POINTS IN TIME OVER THERE THE TEMPERATURE WAS UP IN THE 140'S WITH LIKE 50 AND 60 PERCENT HUMIDITY. I MEAN IT WAS JUST UNBEARABLE OVER THERE, BUT ACTUALLY I THINK I'M GOING TO GO HOME AND ROLL AROUND IN THE SNOW A LITTLE TO BEGIN WITH. IT'S JUST GREAT TO BE HOME.))
[SUPER=01-Dan Sweeney/Army Reserves;]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=great to be home]
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[VO-NAT]

Sweeney's four- year- old daughter, Destiny, was one of his many greeters at the airport. In the Army, Sweeney works on a fuel hauling truck, and services tanks. He says his heart goes out to the families who've lost loved ones in the war and hopes they can find comfort in the knowledge that all fallen soldiers were doing the "right thing."
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One family may not have any gifts under the tree this year, but they say they are thankful just to be together.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.;]

The Grigg's family were washed out of their home by last month's rain, which caused widespreading flooding in the New River Valley. Even though, the waters never touched the Grigg's home, it washed out the bridge that provides the only access to the their home.
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[SOT 17:53:33]
[IN Q=We both started crying]

((LISA GRIGGS: WE BOTH STARTED CRYING BECAUSE HE TOLD ME THAT IT HAD JUST COMPLETELY WIPED OUT OUR BRIDGE.))
[SUPER=01-Lisa Griggs/Flood Victim;]
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[OUT Q=wiped out our bridge]

The Grigg's were trapped in their home for four days without water. They were finally able to leave and stayed at a hotel paid for by FEMA, but were told that no additional aid would be given.
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[SOT 17:55:40]
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((STEVE GRIGGS: WE HAD TALKED TO THEM AND THEY HAD SAID THAT UNLESS THERE'S THREE OR MORE HOMES ACROSS THE CREEK THEN THERE WAS NO HOPE FOR US.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Griggs/Flood Victim;]
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[OUT Q=no hope for us]
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The family was forced to find a new home and is still paying the mortgage on the other house. Their Christmas fund is shot, but the Griggs say despite everything they feel blessed.
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[ENG#=3]


The Marine Corps and area bikers teamed up together to make sure some kids are not forgotten this holiday season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The Roanoke Valley Harley Owners Group helped the Marines load up hundreds of cases of toys for the Annual Toys for Tots drive. The Tetra company donated 315 cases of toys, and a Hog member brought the toys from Blacksburg to Roanoke in the official Harley Davidson truck.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:30:11]
[IN Q=WELL THERE ARE ]

((WELL THERE ARE SO MANY KIDS THAT WILL WAKE UP CHRISTMAS DAY AND WILL NOT HAVE A CHRISTMAS. SO WE JUST MAKE SURE THAT THEY WILL WAKE UP AND HAVE SOME PRESENTS UNDER THAT TREE.))
[SUPER=01-James Whitehead/Roanoke Valley HOGS;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=UNDER THAT TREE]
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[VO-NAT]

After helping load up toys and donating more than 8-hundred dollars to Toys for Tots, the Hogs drove through Roanoke City, the county, through Vinton and on to the Salem Civic Center.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We'll enjoy warmer temperatures this week...with our next chance of rain not until Wednesday.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the work week forecast, right after the news.





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A six year old Rocky Mount girl suffered minor injuries yesterday, after falling off a float in the Retail Merchants Christmas Parade. Police say Mykala Coles and about six other children were riding on a float in the parade when Coles fell off and one of its wheel ran over her legs. Coles was taken to the hospital. She only sustained scrapes and bruises.

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Four people were hospitalized after a shooting in Danville yesterday. Police say shots were fired from the parking lot at Mister T's restaurant in the 400 block of South Ridge Street shortly after 3 o'clock. Four men were wounded.
Three of the victims were treated at Danville Regional Medical Center and later released. The other, who was shot in the leg, is in stable condition.
So far, no arrests have been made.


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[ENG#=1]

There may not be many presents to open on Christmas day, but one family is thankful to have each other this holiday season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.;]

The Grigg's family were washed out of its home by last month's rain, which caused widespreading flooding in the New River Valley. Even though, the waters never touched the Grigg's home, it washed out the bridge that provides the only access to the their house.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:53:33]
[IN Q=We both started crying]

((LISA GRIGGS: WE BOTH STARTED CRYING BECAUSE HE TOLD ME THAT IT HAD JUST COMPLETELY WIPED OUT OUR BRIDGE.))
[SUPER=01-Lisa Griggs/Flood Victim;]
[RUNS= 05]
[OUT Q=wiped out our bridge]

The Grigg's were trapped in their home for four days without water. They were finally able to leave and stayed at a hotel paid for by FEMA, but were told that no additional aid would be given.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:55:40]
[IN Q=We had talked to]

((STEVE GRIGGS: WE HAD TALKED TO THEM AND THEY HAD SAID THAT UNLESS THERE'S THREE OR MORE HOMES ACROSS THE CREEK THEN THERE WAS NO HOPE FOR US.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Griggs/Flood Victim;]
[RUNS =08]
[OUT Q=no hope for us]
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[VO-NAT]

The family was forced to find a new home and is still paying the mortgage on the other house. Their Christmas fund is shot, but the Griggs say despite everything they feel blessed.
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[8-11Shawsville-Soldier]


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[ENG#=2]

A Shawsville soldier his happy to be home with his family around the holidays.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Specialist Dan Sweeney arrived home yesterday on a 14- day leave from Iraq. The 24- year- old is an Army Reservist out of Galax. He's been on active duty for the past eleven-months and says he was thrilled to land in Virginia and see snow.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 7:51:45]
[IN Q=At some points in time]

((DAN SWEENEY/ARMY RESERVES: AT SOME POINTS IN TIME OVER THERE THE TEMPERATURE WAS UP IN THE 140'S WITH LIKE 50 AND 60 PERCENT HUMIDITY. I MEAN IT WAS JUST UNBEARABLE OVER THERE, BUT ACTUALLY I THINK I'M GOING TO GO HOME AND ROLL AROUND IN THE SNOW A LITTLE TO BEGIN WITH. IT'S JUST GREAT TO BE HOME.))
[SUPER=01-Dan Sweeney/Army Reserves;]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=great to be home]
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[VO-NAT]

Sweeney's four- year- old daughter, Destiny, was one of his many greeters at the airport. In the Army, Sweeney works on a fuel hauling truck, and services tanks. He says his heart goes out to the families who've lost loved ones in the war and hopes they can find comfort in the knowledge that all fallen soldiers were doing the "right thing."
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