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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
The rain has ended, now we're left with falling temperatures.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner explains, coming up next in the forecast.





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One person is dead after a fatal shooting in Roanoke.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning;]

It happened just before 3:30 this morning. Police say one person was shot and killed on the street in front of 1529 Loudon Avenue. Another person was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Police are working the case and plan to release more information later today.
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[7-AM-Election-Problems]


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After a close vote in two Bedford County elections and the discovery that some people voted in the wrong precinct, the Bedford County Supervisors have decided to delay their first meeting in January.
Five board members attended last night's special session.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford/Last Night;]


With the results from the Big Island district in dispute, and judges urging the board to postpone its January 12th meeting, the supervisors unanimously agreed.
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[IN Q=Do you feel...]

((DO YOU FEEL THAT THIS WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO. LUCILLE BOGGESS/BEDFORD COUNTY SUPERVISOR: OH I THINK IT IS. AND I HOPE EVERYTHING WORKS OUT WELL AND I'M SURE IT WILL.)) ((BOBBY POLLARD/BOARD VICE-CHAIRMAN: WE ARE MEETING THE JUDGES HALF WAY AND I THINK SURELY THEY WILL MAKE A DECISION ON THE 14TH, BECAUSE WE ARE PRESSED FOR TIME IN OUR BUDGET WORK SESSIONS AND WE REALLY NEED TO GET ON WITH THE COUNTY BUSINESS.))
[SUPER=01-Lucille Boggess/Bedford Co. Supervisor; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bobby Pollard/Board Vice-Chairman; :09]
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[OUT Q=get on with county business.]
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The three judge panel will meet January 14th to decide if the Big Island school board and board of supervisors election results should stand.

The supervisors now plan to hold their organizational meeting January 20th at 7:30pm.[7-11Coaches-Lawsuit]


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A defamation lawsuit has been settled against the father of one player who tried to get the coaches of a local high school girls' basketball team fired.
Roger Koehler (Kay-ler) apologized for repeatedly attacking their abilities and trying to get their jobs terminated.
In a telephone interview Rockbridge County High School coach Mike Hamilton told The Associated Press that he was "sorry it got to this point.''
Hamilton and assistants James Clark and Stephanie Tyree each sought 1-point-3 million dollars in damages in a lawsuit they filed this fall against Koehler.
Hamilton's lawyer would not talk about the settlement or whether the coaches received any money.

[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Temperatures in the 50s earlier today are falling fast.
We'll see lows tonight dropping into the teens and 20s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your full forecast details, coming up.

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Roanoke police are investigating a fatal shooting.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning]

It happened just before 3:30 this morning. Police say one person was shot and killed on the street in front of 1529 Loudon Avenue. Another person was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Police are working the case and plan to release more information later today.

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[55-11Tax-amnesty]


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The state is reaping the benefits of the first tax amnesty program in 13 years.
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The nine week program collected 98-point-three million dollars in back taxes.
That's more than double the program's initial goal.
Close to 100-thousand delinquent taxpayers settled up with the state.
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State tax officials are crediting the program's success to the public relations campaign featuring Tax Letterman.
Despite the higher than expected collections, the state's tax commissioner say it will be a long time before the state offers amnesty again.
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((KEN THORSON/VIRGINIA TAX COMMISSIONER: IF YOU RUN TAX AMNESTIES TOO OFTEN PEOPLE GET USED TO IT THEY DON'T PAY MUCH ATTENTION TO IT THEY FIGURE I GOT BY THIS FAR I'LL WAIT UNTIL THE NEXT ONE SO YOU REMEMBER THAT THE LAST ONE WAS THIRTEEN YEARS AGO. I DOUBT THERE WILL BE ANOTHER ONE ANY SOONER THAN THAT.))
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Delinquent taxpayers who did not take advantage of amnesty now owe an additional twenty percent penalty.
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[55-11Back-Pain]


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There is another non-surgurical option to treating back pain caused by a herniated or bulging disk.
Everything is done with a needle.
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The procedure uses this device to remove a portion of the disc. It helps to relieve tension inside the bulging disk that's pushing against the nerve.
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((DR. SAM SAMARASINGHE/COMPREHENSIVE PAIN MANAGEMENT CTRS:SOME PATIENTS IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE PROCEDURE THEY SAY THE FEEL BETTER. I USUALLY TELL THEM IT'S LITTLE DISCOMFORT WITH THE NEEDLE AND PROCEDURE ITSELF AND MAY TAKE A COUPLE OF DAYS FOR THAT TO WEAR OFF))
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Audrey Rickmond is hoping this procedure will offer long term relief.
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((AUDREY RICKMOND/PATIENT: IF I'M ON MY LEGS A LOT I HAVE A LOT OF PAIN. STRENUOUS TYPE OF WORK IT'S REAL SEVERE))
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Doctors say the procedure works for more than half the patients who try it. For some, surgery may still be necessary.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Last night's rain has moved on, and now we're left with windy conditions.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, coming up in the forecast.





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Roanoke police are investigating a shooting that left one person dead and another injured.
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It happened just before 3:30 this morning in the 1500 block of Loudon Avenue. When police arrived, they found that 22 year old Darrin Guerrant and 20 year old Antwan Price both had been shot. Police say they were sitting inside a car outside Guerrant's home. Two men approached the car , fired several shots and left in a vehicle. Guerrant was pronounced dead at the scene. Price was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Police are still investigating.
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[8-AMBedford-Supervisors]


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The Bedford County Supervisors have delayed their first meeting to allow a three-judge panel to sort out a disputed election.
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Five board members attended a special session last night, and voted unanimously to delay their next meeting until January 20th.
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((THE COURTS NEEDED A LITTLE MORE TIME AND THERE WAS NO SENSE IN US NOT COOPERATING, BECAUSE THAT WAS THE ONLY FAIR THING FOR BOTH PARTIES.))
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A close vote in the Big Island District and the discovery that 41 people voted in the wrong precinct have lead to a challenge of the November results.
The three- judge panel will meet January 14th to consider the issue.


[8-11Merchants-Tax]


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Once again, a major auto dealer in the area has its cars on the move... to avoid a costly parking spot.
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This is the 6th straight year Shelor Automotive has moved its cars out of Montgomery County to beat the County's Merchant's Tax.
That's a tax on all inventory at a business as of New Years Day.
Dealers have been complaining about it for years.
So much that the county even lowered the tax by a fourth this year, but Shelor's owner says that wasn't enough.
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((LARRY SHELOR/SHELOR AUTOMOTIVE: THE PRICE OF THE CARS HAVE GONE UP BY MORE THAN WHAT THEY JUST LOWERED THE TAX SO IT WASN'T A GOOD FAITH EFFORT ON THEIR PART TO FIND A SOLUTION ON THIS.))
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County officials were unavailable for an on-camera interview, but spokesperson Bobby Parker said by phone that the board "made a good faith effort to be responsive to the merchant's concerns by reducing the rate and eliminating the tax on a portion of the inventory for all merchants."
Inventory will be assessed again in August, and the county will take an average of the two days.
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