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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Bring along the umbrella today, as showers return to the forecast.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have details on that...
But first, we have one school closing to pass along to you.
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It is not clear if the break in the waterline at Fisburn Elementary was caused by the quake.
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Crews have been working to fix the problem.
School officials say a water line leading to the school ruptured.
They're not yet sure what caused the problem, but they are considering the possibility it was caused by the tremors.
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An earthquake of a magnitude of four point five hit Virginia shortly before four o'clock yesterday.
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[TAKE MAP FULL] It was centered about 30 miles west of Richmond in Columbia.
The earthquake caused just minor problems but it did shake up a lot of people.
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In Richmond, alarms sounded in some staff office buildings that prompted Jerry Kilgore and his staff to evacuate.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


In Roanoke County, several homeowners tell us the earthquake did create some damage.
At the Hodge home in the Hollins area, Joe Hodge found cracks in the inside and outside walls.
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[IN Q=Everything just shoke]

((JOE HODGE/ROANOKE CO RESIDENT: EVERYTHING JUST SHOOK. I WASN'T SURE IF I HAD PROBLEMS WITH MY GAS FURNANCE WHATEVER, WASN'T SURE BUT IT DID ALARM ME, I WOULDN'T SAY IT SCARRED ME BUT I WOULD SAY IT ALARMED ME.))
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A geology professor at Virginia Tech says earthquakes like this one, measuring four point five on the richter scale, are a rare occurence for Virginia.
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((MARTIN CHAPMAN/VIRGINIA TECH DEPT. OF GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES: THERE WERE ACTUALLY TWO EARTHQUAKES, SEPARATED BY ABOUT TEN SECONDS BY TIME. AND APPARENTLY FROM WHAT I CAN TELL IT WAS FELT BY MOST EVERYBODY IN VIRGINIA EAST OF THE BLUE RIDGE FROM NORTH CAROLINA UP INTO MARYLAND. AND THIS WAS THE LARGEST EARTHQUAKE IN THAT PART OF THE STATE IN THE LAST THIRTY YEARS.))
[SUPER=01-Martin Chapman/Virginia Tech Dept. of Geological Sciences;]
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Chapman says Virginia has had over 250 earthquakes since 1977 but most of them were too small to be felt.

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Some Virginia college students took to the streets yesterday to protest the possible ban of emergency contraceptives.
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About twenty co-eds carried signs and chanted outside the State Capitol.
They say they are protesting Delegate Bob Marshall's attempt to ban the use of the "morning after pill" on Virginia's college campuses.
Marshall says he won't be dissuaded.
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((DELEGATE BOB MARSHALL/R-MANASSAS: I DON'T SEE THAT TAXPAYERS HAVE ANY BUSINESS OR OBLIGATION TO FUND PERSONAL SEXUAL BEHAVIOR OF COEDS OR FRATERNITY HOUSE PLAYBOYS. THIS IS NOT SOMETHING WE SEND OUR CHILDREN TO SCHOOL FOR.)) ((ANNA PRIDAY/STUDENT PROTESTER: WE'RE RESPONSIBLE ENOUGH TO DECIDE DECISIONS ABOUT OUR OWN REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH IT'S NOT RIGHT FOR THEM TO IMPOSE THEIR MORALS ON COLLEGES STUDENTS ESPECIALLY ABOUT SOMETHING SO PERSONAL LIKE OUR REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH.))
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Opponents of the morning after pill say it is a form of early abortion.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Expect some showers to move into the region today.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete forecast, in just a few minutes.

But first, we do have one school closing this morning.
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Officials aren't sure if yesterday's earthquake caused the break in the water line at the elementary school.
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Crews have been working at to fix the problem.
School officials say a water line leading to the school ruptured.
They're not yet sure what caused the problem, but they are considering the possibility it was caused by the tremors.
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A man is hospitalized after being shot early this morning in Roanoke.
Police say the man was visiting a friend's house on 13-th Street at about 2:45, when two other men arrived.
A struggle ensued between the men.
The victim was shot in the leg.
The suspects then fled with the victim's wallet.
Police are still looking for them.
The victim is being treated at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. There's no word on his condition.


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Supplies of the flu shot are shrinking across the region. And some health care providers in the Roanoke Valley say what they do have left is already spoken for.
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Health providers DO say they have plenty of the nasal version of the vaccine Flu Mist.
But you have to be between the ages of five and 49 and healthy to get it.
After taking it, you can't be around anyone whose immune system is compromised for at least 21 days.
Health officials say one reason for the shortage is that the flu season hit earlier than expected this year.
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((DR. MOLLY O'DELL/DISTRICT HEALTH DIRECTOR; WE ALREADY SEEING PEOPLE WITH INFLUENZA INCREASINGLY REPORTING TO DOCTORS OFFICES, ER AND HOSPITALIZATION RATES GOING UP AND THIS IS SIGNIFICANT SEASON ALREADY WITH INFLUENZA AND IT HAS PROBABLY HAS NOT PEAKED YET ))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Molly O'Dell/District Health Director;]
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Health departments in Franklin and Patrick Counties are still taking new appointments for the flu shot.
Lewis-Gale Clinic also has 2-thousand doses left. But officials are somewhat limiting that supply to people at increased risk for the flu.

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Those who are unemployed in the New River Valley are receiving help from a local community college.
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New River Community College invited more than 11-hundred unemployed workers from the region to a free workshop in Pulaski yesterday. Officials are trying to help people find new careers or change directions completely.
They had local companies and unemployment officials on hand, plus information on going back to school.
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((JACK LEWIS: I KNOW THAT THIS WILL OPEN DOORS FOR MANY WHO ACTUALLY THOUGHT ABOUT COMING TO COLLEGE ALL OF THERE LIVES AND THIS JUST MAY BE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR THEM TO COME DO IT.))
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The region's unemployment rate rose 3.4 percent last month. It's expected to rise again in January when the Renfro Plant in Pulaski closes.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Rain is in the forecast for today, with highs nearing 50.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details in the forecast.
But first, we have one school closing to tell you about this morning.
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It is not clear yet if yesterday's earthquake caused the break in the water line at Fisburn Park Elementary.
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Crews have been working to fix the problem.
School officials say a water line leading to the school ruptured.
They're not yet sure what caused the problem, but they are considering the possibility it was caused by the tremors.
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A man was shot early this morning in Roanoke.
Police say the man was visiting a friend's house on 13-th Street at about 2:45 when two other men arrived.
A struggle ensued between the men.
The victim was shot in the leg.
The suspects then fled with the victim's wallet.
Police are still looking for them.
The victim is being treated at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. There's no word on his condition.


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Henry County investigators say they will stay in Canada as long as necessary to look for clues in the murder of the Short family.
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This weekend, detectives with the Sheriff's Department visited a rural airstrip in the Knutsford (NUTTS-ferd) area, near Kamloops (KAMM-loops) in British Columbia.
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Captain Kimmy Nester says they've been searching for the area for some time now.
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((CAPT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT: THE FACT THAT YOU COULD FIND THE AIRSTRIP. WE'RE VERY HAPPY THAT WE FOUND IT.))
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Nester says they want to hear from anybody who may have seen a green, 2001 Ford van at the airstrip shortly after the murders in August of last year. A van of that same description belonging to Gary Bowman was taken into custody early in the investigation. Bowman is so far the only named "person of interest" in the case. Detectives are also looking for a woman who may have had contact with the driver of the van. She is described as a thin caucasian with reddish-blonde hair. Her car is described as a late 80's model hatchback painted primer-gray.
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Area's hit hard by flooding a few weeks ago will be able to receive federal money.
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Yesterday President Bush declared five counties and one city in Southwestern Virginia eligible for federal disaster relief.
The counties include Bland, Buchanan, Giles, Smyth, Tazewell and the city of Galax.
That emergency declaration means people can pick up the phone and register with FEMA for federal and state disaster money.
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The number to call is 1-800 621-FEMA.
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