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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Cloudy today with scattered snow showers.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, up next.
But first we have some school information to pass along to you this morning.
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One person was killed and another injured after being shot this morning
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It happened in the 3400 block of Bennett Drive around 4 a-m. That's at the Caru Apartment Complex. Police on the scene said one person was shot to death inside a car. The other person was injured and taken to the hospital. The victims' names are being withheld until family members are notified.
Authorities are looking for the suspects.
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If you have any information, Roanoke Police ask that you call Crimeline at 344-8500.
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A Christiansburg man was scheduled to be put to death tonight, but he has been granted a stay of execution.
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58 year old James Reid killed 87 year old Annie Mae Lester by strangling and stabbing her 22 times in 1996.
The Fourt Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond has granted a stay of execution, pending a U.S Supreme Court decision in a similar case in Alabama.
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((JIMMY TURK/REID'S ATTORNEY: THEY ARE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO INSERT A NEEDLE IN HIS ARM. THEY WILL HAVE TO GO THROUGH A VEIN IN HIS LEG SO IRONICALLY AND TO MY SURPRISE HE IS GOING TO REQUIRE ALMOST THE SAME PROCEDURE THAT THE U.S. SUPREME COURT WILL BE CONSIDERING IN THE OTHER CASE.))
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The Supreme Court will decide whether the procedure is cruel and unsual punishment.
Meantime, Lester's niece told News 7 over the phone she doesn't understand why Reid is getting a second chance, considering Annie Lester never did.
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Attorney General Jerry Kilgore plans to ask the U.S. Supreme Court this morning to overturn the 4th circuit's decision and continue the execution as scheduled.

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A Giles County pastor accused of molesting several children will remain in jail.
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52 year-old Roger Holcomb of Pembroke Church of God faces 16-charges of aggravated sexual battery and taking indecent liberties with a child. Yesterday afternoon, a judge denied bond. Holcomb is accused of molesting five children, ranging in age from seven to 13.
The Commonwealth says the alleged victims had developed a close relationship with Holcomb through his church and at their schools where he was a substitute teacher.
His trial is set for February.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Highs only reaching the upper 30s today, wtih light snow showers expected.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the Thursday forecast, up next.
But first we have some school information to pass along to you this morning.
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A shooting in Roanoke this morning kills one person and injures another.
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It happened in the 3400 block of Bennett Drive around 4 a-m. That's at the Caru Apartment Complex. Police on the scene said one person was shot to death inside a car. The other person was injured and taken to the hospital. The victims' names are being withheld until family members are notified.
Authorities are looking for the suspects.
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If you have any information, Roanoke Police ask that you call Crimeline at 344-8500.
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[55-11Flu-Shots]


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Centra Health is trying to protect those who are vulnerable to catching the flu.
The healthcare provider is asking anyone with a cough, runny or stuffy nose, and a sore throat not to visit folks in hospitals or nursing homes.
The company operates Lynchburg General Hospital, as well as Guggenheimer Nursing Home in Lynchburg and Fairmont Crossing in Amherst.
Meanwhile, two local health departments are getting some more flu vaccine.
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The Roanoke City Health Department now has an additional hundred doses of the serum. But it's only available to those at high risk and on a first-come-first-served basis by appointment.
Lynchburg's Health Department has about 50 doses which it plans to give out at a clinic later today starting at 8:30 a-m.
And if you're looking for Flu Mist, the nasal version of the vaccine, it's available at Martinsville's Health Department. The supply is limited.
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Governor Warner's proposed state budget may bring in more money for education, and teacher salaries.
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Warner presented his two year plan to lawmakers yesterday.
His budget is based on his tax reform proposals which include a penny increase in the state sales tax and a cut in the food tax.
He is recommending nearly two-point-four billion dollars in additional spending.
The bulk of that money would go to education, health services, transportation and public safety.
And two years down the road, state workers and teachers would see a pay raise.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: A THREE PERCENT PAY RAISE IN FISCAL YEAR 2005 RECOGNIZES THEIR CONTRIBUTION. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE IF THERE WERE MORE FUNDS BUT AGAIN WE'RE DEALING EVEN WITH TAX REFORM A FINANCIALLY CONSTRAINED BUDGET.))
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Republican Delegate Morgan Griffith accused the governor of trying to be the fun parent instead of the "disciplinarian."
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[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We'll see snow showers today, but there should be little if any accumulation in most areas.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete forecast, coming up.
But first we have some school information to pass along to you this morning.
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Two people were shot in Roanoke this morning, one of them fatally.
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It happened in the 3400 block of Bennett Drive around 4 a-m. That's at the Caru Apartment Complex. Police on the scene said one person was shot to death inside a car. The other person was injured and taken to the hospital. The victims' names are being withheld until family members are notified.
Authorities are looking for the suspects.
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If you have any information, Roanoke Police ask that you call Crimeline at 344-8500.
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A Christiansburg man may NOT die tonight, as scheduled. 58 year old James Reid has been granted a stay of execution.
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Reid killed 87 year old Annie Mae Lester by strangling and stabbing her 22 times in 1996.
The Fourt Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond has granted a stay of execution pending a U.S Supreme Court decision in a similar case out of Alabama.
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((JIMMY TURK/REID'S ATTORNEY: THEY ARE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO INSERT A NEEDLE IN HIS ARM. THEY WILL HAVE TO GO THROUGH A VEIN IN HIS LEG SO IRONICALLY AND TO MY SURPRISE HE IS GOING TO REQUIRE ALMOST THE SAME PROCEDURE THAT THE U.S. SUPREME COURT WILL BE CONSIDERING IN THE OTHER CASE.))
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The Supreme Court will decide whether the procedure is cruel and unsual punishment.
Meantime, Lester's niece told News 7 over the phone she doesn't understand why Reid is getting a second chance considering Annie never did.
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Attorney General Jerry Kilgore plans to ask the U.S. Supreme Court this morning to overturn the 4th circuit's decision and continue the execution as scheduled.

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Roanoke City residents found some encouragement in the news that a planned methadone clinic in Roanoke County will not move to that area.
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Plans for a methadone clinic on Hershberger Road have drawn sharp opposition in the city.
Opponents are hailing the Roanoke County developments, and say they hope a Tennessee company and city officials are paying attention.
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((WELL I'M GLAD I TRULY AM. I TALKED TO SOME OF MY BOARD MEMBERS THIS MORNING AND THEY WERE PROUD TO HEAR THAT, BECAUSE IT WAS GOING NEAR A SCHOOL AND RESIDENCE. IT SHOULDN'T BE NEAR NO ONE'S RESIDENCE, NO ONE'S SCHOOL.))
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The property on Hershberger road is currently zoned to allow the methadone clinic, but opponents are hoping the company will also reconsider in the face of strong opposition from citizens.