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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
We'll see mostly sunny skies today with highs warming into the lower 40s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has full forecast, coming up after the news.






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Kroger has announced a roast beef recall at its stores in 20 states, including Virginia.
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Kroger is recalling "Private Selection" roast beef.
Officials say a sample taken from a Kroger deli in Atlanta tested positive for listeria, which can cause high fever, headaches, nausea, among other symptoms.
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But in some cases, it can be fatal.
Meanwhile, officials of Cincinnati- based Kroger say they have NOT received any customer complaints of illness related to the roast beef.


[7-11Stump]


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A grand jury has indicted a Montgomery County man accused of killing his roommate.
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64-year old James Harless Stump now faces first degree murder and other charges.
Investigators say Stump shot 53-year old Thomas Wayne Saunders in the head with a .22 caliber rifle.
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Authorities say the two got into an argument while drinking.
Saunders died four-days later from his injuries.

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Plans for building a new Patrick Henry High School were moved further ahead last night.
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Last night, the public got the chance to see the final design plans for the new 330-thousand square facility.
Construction is set to begin this summer on the three story building.
Since work will continue into the next school year, administrators are already making plans to deal with the expected disruptions.
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[IN Q=What goes with that]

((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: WHAT GOES WITH THAT IS THAT YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE SOME INCONVIENCE AND WE HAVE IN PLACE A PERSON WHO IS GOING TO MANAGE THAT WHO IS GOING TO BE MAKING SURE, FIRST OF ALL SAFETY COMES FIRST.))

[SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke City Schools Superintendent;]
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[OUT Q=safety comes first]
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Construction will take nearly three years at a cost of at least 38 million dollars.
The next step is for the school board to approve the funding for the project.
Members will take that up at its next meeting scheduled for February 10th.
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Some Virginia college students are concerned that the General Assembly is trying to take away their access to emergency contraception.
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A group of students from across the state stood in protest yesterday.
They oppose a bill that bans the distribution of the so-called "morning after pill" at Virginia's public universities.
Abortion opponents say the morning after pill is a form of abortion.
But abortion rights supporters say that using emergency contraception can actually reduce the state's abortion rate.
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[IN Q=IF WE WANT TO DECREASE ABORTION]

((LAURY WARD/VIRGINIA TECH STUDENT: IF WE WANT TO DECREASE ABORTION AND UNEXPECTED PREGNANCY TO ME THE ONLY REAL VIABLE OPTION IS TO INCREASE AWARENESS OF EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION.))
[SUPER=01-Laury Ward/Virginia Tech Student;]
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[OUT Q=INCREASE AWARENESS OF EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION.]
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Abortion rights supporters were also lobbying against a bill that tightens safety regulations on abortion clinics.

That bill overwhelmingly passed the House yesterday.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Today's forecast is pretty pleasant-- with sunshine and milder temperataures.
Highs are expected to climb into the lower 40s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, in just a few minutes.

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Kroger has announced a roast beef recall at its stores in 20 states, including Virginia.
(++++++++++)

[TAKE PRE-PRO FULL SCREEN]
Kroger is recalling "Private Selection" roast beef.
Officials say a sample taken from a Kroger deli in Atlanta tested positive for listeria, which can cause high fever, headaches, nausea, among other symptoms.
(+++++++++)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


But in some cases, it can be fatal.
Meanwhile, officials of Cincinnati- based Kroger say they have NOT received any customer complaints of illness related to the roast beef.


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Virginia Tech became the most recent victim of a world-wide computer virus.
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Several strains of the so-called "My Doom" virus shut down a major server on the campus.
At least 30-thousand accounts were affected including those for alumni and some faculty.
The virus opens personal address books sending e-mails very quickly to all the people it can find.
Computer experts say there are ways to avoid getting a virus like this.
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((BILL SANDERS:THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS IS THESE PROGRAMS THAT SHARE MUSIC AND FILES BETWEEN INDIVIDUAL COMPUTERS. YOU REALLY DON'T WANT TO RUN THEM BECAUSE VIRUS CAN COME IN JUST AS EASILY AS THE NEXT SONG.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Sanders/Virginia Tech Computing Support Manager;]
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[OUT Q=the next song.]
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Experts say you should also update your computer regularly, have a virus protection program and set up a firewall.

Tech computer experts hoped to have e-mail back on-line last night.
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A person who runs a red light won't need to see a blue light to get a ticket.
A bill allowing cameras at Roanoke's intersections passed yesterday in the state Senate.
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Senator John Edwards introduced the bill at the request of Roanoke City Council.
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The measure allows Roanoke to install photo-red cameras to snap pictures of any vehicle that runs a red light.
The car's owner would then get a ticket in the mail.
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((SENATOR JOHN EDWARDS/D-ROANOKE: I THINK PEOPLE BELIEVE WE NEED TO OBEY THE LAW. I THINK THIS IS A WAY TO ENSURE THE LAW IS BEING OBEYED. THERE ARE INSTANCES THROUGHOUT THE COMMONWEALTH WHERE MORE AND MORE PEOPLE ARE RUNNING RED LIGHTS AND VIOLATING TRAFFIC ORDINANCES.))
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Before the city can start the pilot project, the bill must pass the House.
Then the proposal goes to the City Council for public hearings and a vote.
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The off track betting facility Colonial Downs has chosen a site in Vinton. The company signed an agreement to buy a site off Vinyard Road across from the Lancerlot Sports Complex. Right now the site is used for steel storage and as a parking area. Sources tell News 7, the company hopes to break ground in March and be in operation before the end of the year.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Mostly sunny and milder today, with highs around 40s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your seven day outlook, coming up.





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Kroger has announced a roast beef recall at its stores in 20 states, including Virginia.
(++++++++++)

[TAKE PRE-PRO FULL SCREEN]
Kroger is recalling "Private Selection" roast beef.
Officials say a sample taken from a Kroger deli in Atlanta tested positive for listeria, which can cause high fever, headaches, nausea, among other symptoms.
(+++++++++)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


But in some cases, it can be fatal.
Meanwhile, officials of Cincinnati- based Kroger say they have NOT received any customer complaints of illness related to the roast beef.


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A man accused of several bank robberies in Southside is in jail.
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34-year old Gregory Leon Young of Greensboro is charged in connection with a robbery yesterday morning at the Fidelity Bank in Collinsville.
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Officers say Young entered the bank around ten yesterday morning, pointed a gun at one of the tellers and demanded money. Police arrested Young about an hour later, after they spotted his car at a gas station on Route-58. Investigators believe Young is the same man who robbed two other banks just days ago in Danville.
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A preacher entered a guilty plea to breaking to her next door neighbor's home and attacking him with a crow bar.
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Judy Brown did not actually admit it. She says she can't remember. But the prosecutor says Brown intended to kill her neighbor, fellow pastor Ted Smart, so that she and his wife could be together. Commonwealth's Attorney Fred King read from e-mail messages Brown sent Toby Smart.
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((FRED KING: I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU ALL DURING CHURCH TODAY, REMEMBERING, ANTICIPATING, ENJOYING. I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH WITH MY EVERYTHING. JUDY.))
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Brown and the Smarts are from the Four-Square Gospel Church in Salem. Judy Brown faces LIFE plus 20 years for malicious wounding and breaking and entering with intent to commit murder.
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Dozens of people have been laid off from a Roanoke County insurance company.
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Yesterday, Atlantic Mutual let go 70 of the more than 500 employees at the Electric Road office. The company is selling 450-million dollars of renewal premiums to OneBeacon Insurance and says the layoffs are part of restructuring. The cuts make up the fourth round of layoffs in the past two years. Laid off workers have been offered severance packages. Some will be also be offered jobs with OneBeacon no later than March first. A spokesman says the changes at Atlantic Mutual may not be over. (------------)