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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Not quite as bitter cold as it was yesterday, but highs will only be climbing to 20s and 30s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your forecast details, coming up.
But first we have some school information to pass along to you.
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[7-AM-Bowman]


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For many people who knew 5 year old Logan Bowman today marks an unwelcome anniversary.
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Bowman was last seen alive one year ago today
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outside his Galax area home, although his mother Cynthia Davis did not report him missing for another two weeks. Logan had been living with his mom and her boyfriend, Dennis Schemerhorn (SKIM-er-horn). Both were charged with murder several months later, but the boy's body has never been found.
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New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa will update us on the investigation tonight on News 7.

[7-11Texas-Terrorism]


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A domestic terrorist plot may have been in the works and the people involved may have been planning at least one covert meeting in Roanoke.
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The case stretches all the way to Texas- where a common law couple pleaded guilty - after agents found illegal machine guns, homemade bombs and components needed to make a cyanide bomb capable of killing thousands.
The feds also arrested a man in New Jersey and seized papers indicating plans for a covert operation.
One document mentions code words for meeting places in nine cities- Those cities include Winchester, Roanoke and Bristol, Tennessee.
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((DANNY COULSON/FORMER FBI AGENT: IT'S SCARY WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE CAPABILITIES LOOK AT THE VULNERABILITIES OF OUR SOCIETY . WE DON'T HAVE TO CONCERN OURSELVES SO MUCH WITH ONLY FOREIGN TERRORISTS BUT WE NEED TO CONCERN OURSELVES WITH DOMESTIC TERRORIST TOO AND THESE GUYS ARE DANGEROUS.))
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The Texas man arrested, 62 year old William Karr, has ties to White Supremacist Groups.
He so far has refused to cooperate with authorities- officials fear there could be more members of the terrorist ring still at large.
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[7-2-1181-Fatals]


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The year 2003 may have seen the lowest number of fatalities in over a decade.
Tentative numbers show there have been more accidents but less traffic related deaths on Interstate 81.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


The number of fatalities are especially down in southwest Virginia, specificially from Wytheville to Rockbridge County.
Statistics provided by the State Police show there were just nine deaths on the interstate in our region last year.
That is half what it was four or five years ago when it hit a high of 18 in 1999.
Troopers say there are several reasons for the decrease and not one thing in particular.
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((SGT. TOM FOSTER/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: IT'S A COMBINATION OF DRIVING HABITS AND BEHAVIORS, IT'S ENGINEERING ON THE PART OF AUTO MANUFACTURERS AND V-DOT AND OF COURSE WE FEEL THROUGH ENFORCEMENT STRATEGIES THAT OUR AGENCY AND OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES UTILIZE.))
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Although the number of fatalities are down on Interstate 81, accidents and injuries are actually up significantly.


2002 saw 200 accidents more than the previous year, and when the final numbers are caculated for 2003 it is expected to be even higher.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Scattered light snow showers and flurries are likely today, with temperatures staying in the 20s and 30s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the forecast, straight ahead.
But first we have some school announcements to pass along to you.
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[take schooltouch fs] Grayson County schools are on a one hour delay. Also, Head Start in Fries and Head Start in Hillsville, Fairview and Galax are running one hour late. And, schools in Tazewell County are on a two hour delay.

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Bedford County authorities say they've made one of the largest drug seizures in southwest Virginia outside of the interstate highway system.
Sheriff Mike Brown says his department recently seized six and a half kilos of cocaine worth more than 1-point-2 million dollars.
They also took control of more than 30-thousand dollars in cash and a car.
More details will be released at a press conference later today.

[55-11Bedford-Cameras]


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Two local lawmakers are trying to equip every police car in central Virginia with its own dash-mounted video camera to record chases and traffic stops.
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Yesterday, Virgil Goode and Bob Goodlatte handed over 40-thousand dollars in federal grant money to the city of Bedford and Bedford County.
The money will help buy ten new cameras for the departments' patrol cars.
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((MILTON GRAHAM/BEDFORD CITY POLICE CHIEF: WE'VE FOUND IT TO BE INVALUABLE IN INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS CONCERNING CITIZENS COMPLAINTS. WE'VE USED IT EXTENSIVELY FOR THAT OVER THE YEARS, AND TO BE HONEST WITH YOU IT WOULD BE HARD FOR ME TO IMAGINE RUNNING A DEPARTMENT WITHOUT HAVING THESE UNITS IN THE VEHICLES.))
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Authorities say the cameras help ensure the safety of both officers and citizens.
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[55-6-Maple-Leaf]


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A Roanoke bakery is receiving an overflow of applications.
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Now that it's completed a 12-million dollar expansion, Maple Leaf Bakery hopes to fill 30 to 40 positions. The plant's manager told News 7 he hoped the jobs would attract displaced textile workers, and it looks like he got his wish. The Human Resources department says several applicants from Martinsville were waiting at the door at 6 o'clock yesterday morning.
More than two hundred applications have been accepted so far. If you're interested in a job you should stop by the bakery at 1955 Blue Hills Drive. Applications will be accepted until Monday.
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[55-11Grundy-Move]


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The effort to move the town of Grundy has taken a big step foward.
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The Army Corps of Engineers has been working to move the town across the Levisa (Luh-VYE-suh) River.
Yesterday, ground was broken on a bridge that will connect the current town to the new development.
Buildings should start springing up by this summer.
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Devastating floods have nearly wiped the current town off the map several times.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
The wind chill won't be as much of a factor today, but temperatures remain pretty cold.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the Thursday forecast, in just a few minutes. But first we have some school delays to pass along to you this morning.
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[take schooltouch fs] Grayson County schools are on a one hour delay. Also, Head Start in Fries and Head Start in Hillsville, Fairview and Galax are running one hour late. And, schools in Tazewell County are on a two hour delay.
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[8-11Hamlar]


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Lawrence Hamlar is being remembered as a modest man who made major contributions to the quality of life in the Roanoke Valley.
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Family and friends gathered at First Baptist Church yesterday to celebrate the life of the businessman and civic leader.
He died New Year's Eve at the age of 82.
Hamlar was the co-founder of Hamlar and Curtis Funeral Home, and a leader of many civic organizations.
He also worked behind the scenes in the 1960s to help end segregation in Roanoke.
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((I'M GOING TO REMEMBER HIM AS A GENTLE GIANT. A MAN WHO ACCOMPLISHED A LOT IN LIFE BUT DID NOT ALLOW HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS TO GO TO HIS HEAD.)) ((A GREAT ADVOCATE FOR EDUCATION. HE BELIEVED EVERYBODY SHOULD HAVE EQUAL ACCESS TO EDUCATION, AND IF THEY DID THERE WAS NO END TO THE SUCCESS POSSiBILITIES REGARDLESS OF RACE, COLOR, BACKGROUND AND HE PROVED THAT THAT WAS RIGHT.))
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Hamlar's list of accomplishments is extensive, but Pastor Kenneth Wright said it was Hamlar's humility, integrity and concern for others that cast a long shadow.
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[8-11Black-bears]


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Virginia authorities are hunting down people who are illegally trafficking blacks bears in Virginia.
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46 people are now under indictment following a three year undercover investigation into wildlife violations at Shenandoah National Park.
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Those suspected in the black market trade are also involved in the illegal harvesting of wild ginseng.
Bear gall bladders and ginseng roots are highly valued in Asia for their medicinal value.
Officials say the gall bladder of a black bear can fetch as much as 5-thousand dollars on the black market.
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[IN Q=WE FOUND OURSELVES UP AGAINST]

((CHIEF RANGER CLAY JORDAN/SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK: WE FOUND OURSELVES UP AGAINST A VORACIOUS DEMANDING INTERNATIONAL MARKET. ONE THAT IS WELL-ORGANIZED, HAS DEEP POCKETS AND A VAST NETWORK OF RESOURCES.)) ((JOHN BROWNLEE/U.S. ATTORNEY: WE ARE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN TO PROTECT OUR WILDLIFE AND NATURAL RESOURCES.))
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The exploitation of ginseng and bear parts has driven these species to near extinction in Asia. (------------)