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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
A mix of sun and clouds today with highs in the upper 40s...but the forecast turns wintry for the weekend.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, coming up after the news.





[7-VOB-Bears]


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Two bears from the Natural Bridge Zoo escaped from a cage on nearby property last night, and one of them broke into a home.
That bear is dead this morning, and the other is still on the loose in Rockbridge County.
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[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;]


Russell Smith was watching television in his home near Tinkerville Road, when the first bear crashed through a back window.
When he ran out the front door, he found another at the foot of his front porch.
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[IN Q=I was standing]

((RUSSELL SMITH: I WAS STANDING HERE WATCHING THIS OTHER BEAR DOWN HERE AND I FELT SOMETHING AND HE COME RIGHT ACROSS MY SOCK RIGHT HERE AND RIPPED MY SOCK. HE DIDN'T BREAK THE SKIN OR NOTHING. I JUMPED BACK, BUT I WAS TRYING TO WATCH HIM AND WATCH THIS ONE AND I DIDN'T KNOW WHICH WAY TO GO.))
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[OUT Q=didn't know which way to go.]
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Efforts to tranquilize the first bear were unsuccessful.
The owner of the zoo and sheriff's deputies shot and killed the animal in the home.
The other bear was apparently wounded as well, but it ran off into the woods, where hunters were still tracking it last night.
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[7-11Spam-Indictment]


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He may have been behind many of the junk emails sent to your computer. Virginia Authorities have made the nation's first felony arrest for sending junk email.
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Two North Carolina men are the first people charged under Virginia's anti-spam law.
Jeremy Jaynes and Richard Rutowski each face four felony counts for allegedly sending hundreds of thousands of unsolicited emails.
The two allegedly sent e-mails promoting investment schemes, computer software and home mortgage deals.
America Online says their members stand to benefit from the state's vigorous prosecution of spammers.
The Virginia-based company currently blocks two BILLION spam emails a day.
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[SOT 16:08:40]
[IN Q=AS A TECHNICAL MATTER]

((CURTIS LU/AOL DEPUTY GENERAL COUNSEL: AS A TECHNICAL MATTER IT IS A TREMENDOUS BURDEN BOTH FINANCIAL AND TECHNICAL ON AOL TO SIMPLY RECEIVE AND PROCESS ALL THAT MAIL.))
[SUPER=01-Curtis Lu/AOL Deputy General Counsel;]
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[OUT Q=AND PROCESS ALL THAT MAIL.]
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Both men are expected to be extradited to Loudoun County.
That is where many of the Internet service providers which handled the spam messages are located.
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[7-11Bus-Service]


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Soon the trip between Blacksburg and Roanoke will only be a bus ride away.
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Blacksburg Town Council has approved a bus route between the 2-regions. Valley Metro was awarded a 3-year grant to start the service, but needed Blacksburg to get on board.
Under the proposal, 2 buses will run Monday through Saturday. It's estimated a one-way trip will take an hour and a half and cost riders 3-bucks.
Valley Metro is hoping to start the route this Spring.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We'll see quiet weather today, but the skies will get busy over the weekend.
Snow is in the forecast, meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, coming up.

[55-11Youth-Court]


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Students at one Roanoke School will get a chance to be judged by a jury of their OWN peers.
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It is called youth court and it'll be implemented at Patrick Henry High School.
Yesterday, students and faculty gathered for a training session to learn how young people can deliver justice.
It is an intervention program where students will serve as jurors to hear cases of fellow students who have committed minor offenses.
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((DIANNE STRICKLAND/RETIRED JUDGE: THE STUDENT MUST HAVE ACKNOWLEDGED RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE MISCONDUCT SO IT'S NOT A QUESTION OF DETERMING GUILT OR INNOCENCE.))
[SUPER=01-Dianne Strickland/Retired Judge;]
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[OUT Q=guilt or innoncence]
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The offenses can include everything from fighting, vandalism, smoking, and skipping class.
The panel made up of five students then must come up with an appropriate punishment.
That can include restitution, community service, or counseling.
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[IN Q=It is our hope]

((DIANNE STRICKLAND/RETIRED JUDGE: IT IS OUR HOPE ALSO THAT THE OFFENDERS WILL LEARN THROUGH THE PROCESS MORE ABOUT THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM, MORE ABOUT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR ACTIONS, AND MORE ABOUT CITIZENSHIP.))
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[OUT Q=and more about citizenship]
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Parents must agree to youth court and are encouraged to attend the proceedings.
Volunteer lawyers and judges in the community will serve as advisors to make sure everything is done fairly.
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[55-11Ericsson-Zoning]


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Jerry Falwell's Liberty University could also include the old Ericsson factory.
Yesterday, just five days before Lynchburg city council will decide whether to rezone the property- council got a preview of what Falwell plans.
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Four council members toured the 880-thousand square foot site yesterday morning with Falwell.
He wants to use the building to expand Liberty University, and relocate Thomas Road Baptist Church and Lynchburg Christian Academy.
Plans also call for a law school, ice rink and recreation facilities for both students and the public.
Council will vote on the request next week.
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[55-11Radio-License]


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A hush has fallen over one Pulaski radio station after it lost its signal this week.
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W-B-L-B Gospel Radio was turned off by the F-C-C on Monday for not renewing its license. Station Manager Sandra Young says she was shocked when she heard the news.
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((SANDRA YOUNG/WBLB RADIO MANAGER: TOTAL PANIC BECAUSE I KNOW WE MINISTER TO A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THIS AREA AND IT'S A VERY NEEDFUL SERVICE WE PROVIDE HERE AT THE STATION SO IT WAS TOTAL PANIC, BUT WE TRIED TO KEEP OUR COOL AND DO EVERYTHING WE'RE SUPPOSED TO DO.))
[SUPER=01-Sandra Young/WBLB Radio Manager;]
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[OUT Q=we're supposed to do]
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Young says failure to renew was an oversight and she's been working with the F-C-C to have the signal restored by the weekend.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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W-M-V-A in Martinsville and W-B-L-T in Bedford remembered to file, but were notified of some problems with their applications. However, both stations WILL remain on the air while the problems are taken care of.

[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
The forecast gets more active as we head into the weekend.
Snow is likely.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner tells us how much-- just ahead in the forecast.





[8-11Bluefield-FEMA]


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A FEMA Disaster Recovery Center for Southwest Virginia flood victims is now open.
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[SUPER=03-Giles Co./November;]


In November, flood waters damaged hundreds of homes and businesses causing an estimated 12-million dollars in damage.
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The new office in Bluefield is for people in Giles, Bland, Buchanan, Smyth and Tazewell counties and the city of Galax. State and federal officials are at the office and say there are many ways to help.
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[IN Q=To meet someone face ]

((DAWN EISCHEN: TO MEET SOMEONE FACE TO FACE, TO TALK ABOUT THEIR APPLICATION, TO TALK TO SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS, STATE OFFICIALS, AND JUST TO KIND OF GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF WHAT TYPES OF ASSISTANCE ARE OUT THERE ARE AVAILABLE.))
[SUPER=01-Dawn Eischen/Virginia Dept. of Emergency Management]
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[OUT Q=are available.]
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[TAKE FEMA NUMBER FS]
Call 1-800-621-FEMA to register. The office is at the Bluefield Kroger Shopping Plaza and is open Monday through Friday from 10 to 7... Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 5.
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[8-11Tazewell Memorial]


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Buchanan County is honoring one of the victims from a deadly law school shooting in Grundy.
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V-DOT is re-naming state route 624 Angela Dales Memorial Highway.
Dales was killed 2-years ago this January in a deadly shooting spree at the Appalachian School of Law.
The school's dean and a professor were also killed and 3-others were injured.
Family members say the dedication was an honor Dales would have cherished.
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[IN Q=She drove it]

((SHE DROVE IT CONSTANTLY IN A LITTLE SMALL CAMERO. AND I JUST SEE HER DRIVING IT, IT WAS ONE OF HER FAVORITE HIGHWAYS HERE IN THE COUNTY HERE....I HOPE A VISION COMES INTO THEIR MINDS OF A PERSON WHO LOVED HER DAUGHTER, LOVED OTHER PEOPLE AND THEY SEE THAT SMILING BLONDE FACE OF ANGELA))
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[OUT Q=face of Angela]
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Dales was a Buchanan County native, mother, student and employee of the law school. The man charged with her murder goes on trial early next year.
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[8-11Hollins-Sundance]


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A movie made by a Hollins University filmmaker is about to get global attention - if he can afford it.
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((THIS IS ALL THAT'S LEFT. ))
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"WAR" is 84-minutes long. IT is a black and white film written and filmed by Jake Mahaffy (mu-HAFF-ee). The assistant professor of film says it took him four years to shape the struggles of those affected by the demise of America's small farms. Now the Sundance and Rotterdam Film Festivals have invited him to show the flick.
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[IN Q=Personally, I mean, it's a nice thing...]

((JAKE MAHAFFY/FILM MAKER: PERSONALLY, I MEAN, IT'S A NICE THING. I'M RELIEVED AND PLEASED. IT DOESN'T CHANGE HOW I MAKE FILMS BUT WHAT IT DOES FOR MY CAREER IS TREMENDOUS.))
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[OUT Q=what it does for my career is tremendous.]
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Before he can take "WAR" to the festivals Mahaffy needs to raise 30-thousand dollars to have a finished version made.

That's on top of 30-thousand he's already raised.
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[TAKE WDBJ WEBPAGE FS] You can access Mahaffey's website through our homepage at wdbj7 dot com. Just click on websites in the news.
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