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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Cold and windy today, with a mixed bag of winter weather coming up this weekend.
Brent Watts has your seven day outlook, in just a few minutes.
But first we have some school announcements to pass along to you this morning.
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[take schooltouch fs] Grayson County schools are running 1 hour late. Greenbrier County schools are on a 2 hour delay. Mercer County and Monroe County schools are running 2 hours late this morning as well. And finally Tazewell County schools are on a 2 hour delay.
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One person is injured in a Roanoke shooting this morning.
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Roanoke Police say a disturbance was reported on the 2700 block of Centre Avenue around 3 am. Officials say shots were fired and one person was injured - but not seriously. No further details are available at this time. The police are still investigating.
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The House of Delegates took up the issue of abortion yesterday by passing a measure that opponents say restricts abortion rights.
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The Republican-controlled House approved a bill that would tighten health and safety regulations at abortion clinics.
Manassas Delegate Bob Marshall says the bill is necessary to protect women.
Opponents of the measure say that few abortion clinics would be able to meet the requirements and that it is just another way to go after abortion rights.
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((DELEGATE BOB MARSHALL/R-MANASSAS: A REPTILE IN A VET'S CLINIC HAS MORE PROTECTION THAN A WOMAN IN AN ABORTION CLINIC. THESE REGULATIONS SIMPLY REQUIRE YOU TO HAVE BACK-UP ELECTRICITY.)) ((DELEGATE VIVIAN WATTS/(R) ANNANDALE: THIS IS A CARVE-OUT JUST TO TRY TO SHUT DOWN THE INCIDENCE OF ABORTION IN AND THE AVAILABILITY OF ABORTION.))
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A similar bill passed the House last year but was defeated in the Senate.
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Two stores in Roanoke were closed after a small stink bomb caused a major stench.
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Shortly before four p-m yesterday a strange smell was reported at the Lowe's near Crossroads Mall. Shoppers began feeling sick and seven people were taken to Roanoke Memorial hospital with nausea, vomiting and dizziness.
Authororities closed Lowes and the Kroger next door. After a search of the building turned up nothing, the stores reopened.
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((BOBBIE SLAYTON/ROANOKE BATTALION CHIEF; WE CAUGHT A LITTLE WHIFF OF IT WHEN WE GOT HERE, A SULPHUR SMELL. OTHER THAN THAT WE COULDN'T FIND ANYTHING, NO SPILLS IN THE STORE, NOTHING OUT OF THE ORDINARY.))
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After reopening the store, a clerk found pieces of glass that were consistant with a stink bomb vial. The seven people taken to the hospital are reported to be in good condition.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Partly cloudy, blustery, and cold today with a high near 30.
But the wind chills will make it feel more like zero.
Brent Watts has forecast details, coming up.
But first we have some school information to pass along to you this morning.
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A shooting injured one person in Roanoke earlier this morning.
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Roanoke Police say a distrubtance was reported on the 2700 block of Centre Avenue around 3 am. Officials say shots were fired and one person was injured - but not seriously. No further details are available at this time. The police are still investigating.
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Steve Arrington is debating whether he'll run in November after losing his seat on the Bedford County board of supervisors TWICE in the past week.
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Arrington beat incumbent Tony Ware last fall by 12 votes. But a three-judge panel overturned the results of that election, because of voting errors in one Forest precinct. Arrington was going to apply for the interim vacancy, however the board appointed Ware Monday night without considering any other candidates. Arrington says he was surprised and disappointed by the move. He expects to decide by this weekend whether to run in the special election in November.
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The Pocahontas Library system has stayed on top of serving its community and is one of only three libraries nationwide to recieve a coveted award from First Lady Laura Bush.
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Last year, local and private funding provided nearly three quarters of operating expenses. The Pocahontas library is the home to the state's largest West Virginia and Appalachian collection, and the first lady says it is a vital tool for genealogical research.
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((LAURA BUSH-TO PRESERVE THE RICH HISTORY OF MARLINGTON WEST VIRGINIA, THE POCAHONTAS COUNTY FREE LIBRARIES CREATED A HERITAGE ROOM FOR LOCAL HISTORY AND GENEOLOGY RESEARCH.))
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The Pocahontas Free Library system is also home to the Pearl S. Buck collection, named for the Nobel Laureate born in the county. With support from local groups, the system built two new buildings and extensively renovated another building within the last decade.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
The cold winds are blowing, and that'll keep the wind chills to around zero...with actual temperatures only warming up to near 30.
Brent Watts has more on that, plus a wintry forecast for this weekend, coming up.
But first we have some school announcements to pass along to you this morning.
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One person is minorly injured in shooting in Roanoke.
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Roanoke Police say a distrubtance was reported on the 2700 block of Centre Avenue around 3 am. Officials say shots were fired and one person was injured - but not seriously. No further details are available at this time. The police are still investigating.
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Three Democratic incumbent council members and one newcomer are being endored for the uncoming Democratic primary by the Roanoke City public safety employees.
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For the first time, Roanoke firefighters, police and sheriff's office employees are joining forces to endorse a slate of candidates.
They say they will support Nelson Harris for Mayor. The group is also endorsing Bev Fitzpatrick, Linda Wyatt, and newcomer Michael Palmer as they seek the Democratic nomination for city council.
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((RODNEY JORDAN/ROANOKE FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION: AND IT SENDS A CLEAR MESSAGE THAT WE ARE ONE, AND THAT WE SHOULD BE LISTENED TO ESPECIALLY WHEN OUR ISSUES INVOLVE THE SAFETY AND WELL-BEING OF THE PUBLIC.))
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The groups interviewed the nine candidates who will participate in the firehouse primary on February 7th.
They say they will conduct interviews again, and issue endorsements before the general election in May.
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Officials in Vinton hope to clear the air-- literally.
The town
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is the latest area to adopt the Ozone Early Action Plan. Right now, the Valley's ozone levels are just ABOVE the standard set by the Environmental Protection Agency. Under the new action plan, areas such areas as Roanoke and Salem as well as Botetourt and Roanoke counties would team up to lower the levels in the next three-years.
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((DON DAVIS, VINTON MAYOR@13:01:24:00: WE HAVE UNTIL THE YEAR 2007 TO BRING IT DOWN TO 85 PARTS PER MILLION, IF WE DON'T DO THAT WE HAVE TO BRING IT DOWN TO THE NON-ATTAINABLE SCHEDULE, IT'S A 20-YEAR SCHEDULE AND IT'S VERY STRICT.))
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The experts say we can all help lower levels by carpooling, taking better of our vehicles and even buying more fuel efficient cars.
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