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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
A mix of clouds and sun today with scattered flurries.
High temperatures are happening this morning, with the mercury plunging this afternoon.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner explains, coming up in the forecast.





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A water main break in Roanoke could affect your morning commute. The eastbound lane of Salem Turnpike is open to traffic from Peters Creek Road to Westside Boulevard.
Authorities say motorists who travel east or west on Peters Creek Road may wish to take Melrose Avenue or Shenandoah Avenue. Crews are working to repair the break.

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A Star Virginia Tech football player is being investigated by the Blacksburg Police, though he has not been charged with any crime. Police searched the apartment of 19 year old quarterback Marcus Vick yesterday.
According to a search warrant the investigation has to do with allegations Vick contributed to the delinquency of a minor.
According to the search warrant, 3-underage females told police they were in Vick's apartment drinking. Two of the girls told police a 15 year had sexual intercourse with Vick.
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Police searched his Blacksburg apartment early yesterday morning looking for a Bicardi rum bottle, a digital camera, condoms, and sheets and bed clothes.
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((SHOWALTER:THIS IS AN ONGOING INVESTIGATION AND OUT OF RESPECT TO THE ALLEGED COMPLAINANTS AND THE ALLEGED SUSPECT THIS OFFICE NOT GOING TO MAKE A COMMENT, NO FORMAL CHARGES FILED AND AGAIN THIS IS A PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION.))
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[TAKE VO OF MARCUS VICK :]
Vick played in 11 games this past season.
Of course, he is also the younger brother of Michael Vick.
We attempted to reach Marcus Vick yesterday afternoon but were not successful.
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In a statement, Virginia Tech says "this is a matter for the police and the courts. The university defers to the Blacksburg Police Department to state the facts of the case." It goes on to say no immediate action is planned, but the university could enact athletic or student sanctions depending on the results of the police investigation.

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A circuit court judge upheld the sentence of a Lynchburg man accused of double murders.
This is the first death penalty sentence in forty years for the city.
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A jury convicted 23-year-old Leon Jermain Winston of the double murder of
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Anthony and Rhonda Robinson and said he should die for his crimes.
Friends and family of the Robinsons are grateful that sentence will stand, and they're not worried about the appeals process.
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((ANN LEWIS/MURDER VICTIM'S SISTER: RIGHT NOW I'M REALLY NOT AS FOCUSED ON THAT BECAUSE I THINK I KNOW THAT IT'S DONE, BASICALLY, AND WITH HIM GOING INTO MAXIMUM SECURITY IT MAKES IT EASIER FOR US, IT MAKES IT EASIER AND IT'S VERY COMFORTING KNOWING THAT HE WON'T BE ABLE TO HURT ANYONE ELSE.))
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Winston's accomplice, 24-year-old Kevin Eugene Brown, was convicted of second degree murder last fall.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
The cold weather returns, with highs today in the upper 30s...then turning sharply colder tonight with lows in the teens and single digits.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your weekend outlook, coming up.

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We have some traffic information to pass along this morning.
There's a 12- inch water main break on Salem Turnpike between Westside Boulevard and Red Fox Drive.
The westbound lane of Salem Turnpike is closed, but there is a detour.
Authorities say between 25 and 30 homes in the area are without water. Crews are working to repair the break, and should have the water turned back on by 12:30.

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Blacksburg police are investigating Virginia Tech quarterback Marcus Vick.
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His apartment was searched this morning at 4am. The warrant states that police were looking for a rum bottle, a vodka bottle, bed sheets, condoms and a digital camera. The search warrant also indicates that three underage teenage girls, two age 15 and one age 14, consumed alcohol while in his apartment. One of the 15 year old girls also is alleged to have had sex with Vick in his bedroom
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No charges have been filed.

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Senators William Wampler and Brandon Bell introduced legislation to keep methadone clinics far away from schoolchildren.
Even though the bill has been approved by a senate committee, it won't stop plans for a proposed facility in Roanoke.
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It prohibits setting up a methadone clinic within a half mile of a school or daycare center.
The bill also requires the state to notify local officials when a methadone clinic plans to move into an area.
The Southwest Virginia lawmakers say there is a proper place for these drug treatment centers, but that they should not be near children.
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((SENATOR WILLIAM WAMPLER/R-BRISTOL: IT'S HARD ENOUGH TO KEEP KIDS OFF DRUGS NOW RATHER THAN TO HAVE A CENTRAL LOCATION WHERE PERHAPS SOME CRIMINAL ACTIVITY WILL TAKE PLACE FOR THOSE WHO MAY WANT TO FURTHER A HABIT.))
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The new regulations would not apply to the proposed clinic on Hershberger Road because of constitutional issues.
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Washington and Lee will be the closely watched this weekend by political pundits.
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Yesterday, the school set up for its quadrennial Mock Convention which starts later yesterday morning.
The event will try to predict who the Democrats will nominate for President later this year. The event is totally student run.
Students book nationally known speakers, like this year's keynote speaker James Carville, and also research each state for political trends, trying to make sure they get the prediction right.
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((MICHAEL DENBOW/MOCK CONVENTION POLITICAL CHAIRMAN; UNLIKE A NUMBER OF POLITICAL PUNDITS WHO FOCUS ON IOWA AND NEW HAMPSHIRE, THESE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN FOCUSING ON THEIR STATE FOR A WHOLE YEAR. THEY KNOW THE COMINGS AND GOINGS, THE RUMBLINGS, THEY KNOW HOW THEIR STATE IS GOING TO FALL.))
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The Mock Convention boasts a very good success rate. They've only been wrong once since 1948.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Partly cloudy and blustery today with highs in the 30s and lows tonight falling into the single digits in some places.
Wind chills will fall to below zero.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the forecast, coming up.





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We have some traffic information to pass along to you this morning--
There's a 12- inch water main break on Salem Turnpike between Westside Boulevard and Red Fox Drive.
The westbound lane of Salem Turnpike is closed between Fairview Road and Westside Boulevard, but there is a detour.
Meanwhile, the eastbound land of Salem Turnpike is open to traffic.
Authorities say between 25 and 30 homes in the area are without water.
Those still with service may experience temporary water discoloration as a result of changes in water pressure.

But officials say discoloration does not affect the safety of drinking water. Crews are working to repair the break, and should have the water turned back on by 12:30.

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Blacksburg police are investigating Virginia Tech quarterback Marcus Vick.
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His apartment was searched this morning at 4am. The warrant states that police were looking for a rum bottle, a vodka bottle, bed sheets, condoms and a digital camera. The search warrant also indicates that three underage teenage girls, two age 15 and one age 14, consumed alcohol while in his apartment. One of the 15 year old girls also is alleged to have had sex with Vick in his bedroom
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No charges have been filed.

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A local store owner helped Campbell County sheriff's deputies catch an armed robbery suspect.
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Around 1:30 yesterday, a man walked into the Mid-Atlantic Mobile Home Supply company and demanded money from the register.
As the suspect ran out with a handful of cash, the owner tripped a panic alarm and her husband ran after the robber.

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((PHYLLIS SUTLER/ROBBERY VICTIM: HE TOOK OFF AFTER HIM AND TACKLED HIM RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF 29, AND THEY ROLLED AROUND A LITTLE BIT. THE GUY GOT UP AND RAN AGAIN, THEY GOT HIM AGAIN, AND HE TRIED TO HIDE ACROSS THE STREET.))
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It only took about a minute for deputies to arrive and arrest 25-year-old Terrence A. Marshall.
He's charged with armed robbery although no weapon was recovered.
Marshall's being held without bond.
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State lawmakers want clergy (Clur-gee) to be required to report suspected instances of child abuse or face fines.
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The state Senate passed the measure yesterday on a close 22-to-17 vote.
Teachers, health care workers and police officers are already required to report suspected abuse.
Senator Janet Howell's bill adds ministers, priests and rabbis to the list.
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((SENATOR JOHN WATKINS/R-MIDLOTHIAN: WE SHOULD NOT BE IN THE BUSINESS OF CROSSING THAT LINE BETWEEN CHURCH AND STATE. WE SHOULD NOT MANDATE THIS. SENATOR RUSSELL POTTS/R-WINCHESTER: SOME OF THESE MINISTERS AND PRIESTS DID NOT HAVE THE COURAGE NOR THE INTEGRITY TO SPEAK OUT ABOUT ABUSES WE KNOW HAPPENED.))
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Failure to report abuse would result in a 500-dollar fine.
37 states already have a similar law in place.
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