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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Today should be pleasant, with highs in the 40s.
But we're in for another round of wintry weather, beginning tomorrow night.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete forecast, coming up.





[7-11Roanoke-Shooting]


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A person is shot last night in Roanoke.
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Officers were called to an apartment in the 500 block of Mountain Avenue Southwest after 10 o-clock.
Police say a man was shot in the head and transported to the hospital. There's no word on his condition.
The suspect has been arrested and is charged with malicous wounding
The idenities of the both men have not been released.
Neighbors say they heard arguing before the shooting.
Police are still investigating what happened.
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[7-11Bank-Robbery]


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Two robberies in two weeks for one Roanoke bank, but now a suspect is in custody thanks to a group of bystanders.


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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Wachovia branch on Grandin Road was robbed on January 21st...
Yesterday morning, Jerome Landsdown was across the street when he saw a man who resembled the suspect walk into the bank.
He and three other men gave chase when the man left the bank a few minutes later.
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The men restrained the suspect until officers arrived. Police have charged 34- year- old Van Martin Jr. with bank robbery. They say they are still trying to determine if the two robberies are related.


[7-AM-County-Development]


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Plans for more development on the Blue Ridge Parkway are moving forward with little opposition.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Radford and Company wants to build up to 400 homes on 251 acres of land near Cotton Hill Road in southwest Roanoke County.
The company plans to leave 93 acres as open space and give a 63 acre cow pasture to the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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((FRANK RADFORD/DEVELOPER: WE'RE VERY CONCERNED THAT THE PARKWAY REMAIN A NATIONAL TREASURE AND THE VIEW SHEDS NOT TO BE DESTROYED SO THIS HOPEFULLY WILL BE A MODEL PROJECT FOR EVERYBODY DEVELOPING ALONG THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY FOR THIS TIME ON.))
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Even so, the county does have concerns over what impact the development will have on resources like rescue personnel and the schools.
Despite that, the Roanoke County Planning Commission voted to make a recommendation that the Board of Supervisors approve this plan.
The Board of Supervisors will take up the issue at its February 24th meeting.
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The developer hopes to begin building by the end of the year and the entire project should take five years to complete.


[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We'll get a one day break from Old Man Winter-- then another storm system is heading our way by tomorrow night.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, coming up.

[55-1181-rail]


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A measure designed to get trucks off Interstate 81 is on track.
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Roanoke Senator John Edwards' bill creating a statewide rail authority was approved in committee yesterday.
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Edwards says that improving the rail infrastructure along 81 would divert 500-thousand trucks a year from the interstate.
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((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/D-ROANOKE: IF WE CAN DIVERT THAT TRUCK TRAFFIC TO TRAINS WE CAN SOLVE A LOT OF THE PROBLEM OF 81.))
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Edwards says the rail improvements along I-81 would cost over 500 million dollars.
It would be paid for by a surcharge on freight and passenger train traffic.
He says 39 localities from Bristol to Winchester have already endorsed a rail component to I-81.
The bill now goes to the full Senate for a vote.
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[55-6-Genetic-Counseling]


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Women worried about their risk for breast and ovarian cancer can now get checked out at Carilion through genetic counseling.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Pat White wanted to know for sure if her family history of the disease put her at increased risk.
Her sister recently tested positive for the mutated gene that increases the risk for these types of cancer.
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((PAT WHITE; IT WAS CONCERNING AND THEN HAVING CHILDREN I WONDERED IF THERE WAS ANYTHING THAT COULD BE PASSED ON))
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Carilion Nurse Catherine Hagan helped her through the process which includes several counseling sessions and a blood test.
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((CATHERINE HAGAN/CARILION BREAST CARE CENTER; MOST PEOPLE OVER ESTIMATE THEIR RISK FOR BREAST CANCER REALLY IT'S ONLY ABOUT 7 TO 10 PERCENT OF THE POPULATION WHO IS AT RISK FOR HAVING A GENETIC MUTATION FOR BREAST-OVARIAN CANCER))
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It turned out White didn't not have the mutated gene. For those who *do*, the risk of getting breast cancer can be as much as 87-percent.
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[WIPE TO FS BOARD 1002essC]
For more information on genetic counseling you can contact the Carilion Breast Care Center at 540-224-6939. The testing is expensive but more insurance companies are now starting to cover it.
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[55-11Gym-Lights]


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Some neighbors of a Roanoke County gym want to be left in the dark.
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The contractor who built Gold's Gym on Electric Road near Cave Spring mistakenly put up light poles that reached 33 and a half feet.
Prior regulations for that site restrict light poles to just 22 feet.
Although it admits it made a mistake, the contractor asked the planning commission last night to allow the light poles to remain.
One neighbor thinks the lights should go.
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((RICHARD BALDWIN/GOLD'S GYM NEIGHBOR: RIGHT NOW OUR NEIGHBORHOOD IS LIT UP LIKE DAY TIME. YOU DRIVE UP THE STREET YOUR HIT RIGHT IN THE FACT WITH THE LIGHT.))
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The planning commission unanimously denied the contractor's request and will now make a recommendation to the board of supervisors that it do the same.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We'll enjoy mild weather today, with highs warming well into the 40s.
Meanwhile, the winter weather machine cranks up again tomorrow night.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner explains, coming up in the forecast.





[8-11Patrick-Homicide]


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The Patrick County sheriff says he's not ruling out anything as he investigates what appears to be a double murder.
A man and a woman were found shot to death inside a mobile home Saturday on Cherry Creek Road in Meadows of Dan.


The man is identified as 48-year-old Kenneth Richard Williams.
Deputies believe the woman is his wife, but have not made a positive identification.
Authorities are now looking for a blue, 1987 Dodge pick up truck believed stolen from the property.


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Christopher Picard is back in the Frankin County jail after being charged again with captial murder.
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Last Fall, the charges against him were dismissed. The prosecutor said new information had surfaced- -literally on the eve of trial- -new evidence that would take some time to develop. Picard had already spent more than a year in jail awaiting trial in the death of 37-year old Lori Metts Hodges Boyd. Picard and Boyd lived only a mile or so apart from one another in the Glade Hill area.
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Picard was re-arrested yesterday afternoon, and is being held without bond.

[8-11Primary-101]


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Virginia's February 10th primary is getting a lot of attention from the remaining Democratic candidates.
[SS=Joe Lieberman]


Joe Lieberman had scheduled an appearance at Roanoke College today, but that's been cancelled.
[SS=John Edwards]


John Edwards says he'll start buying television commercials and campaigning in the Commonwealth.
He's planning stops in Wytheville and Blacksburg.
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And, Wesley Clark will be in Roanoke and Lynchburg on Friday.
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In addition to showing how the candidates rank in Virginia, next Tuesday will also be an opportunity for communities like Roanoke County to show off their new touchscreen voting equipment.
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((DIANE HENSON/ROANOKE CO. REGISTRAR: IT ALL CAME ABOUT FROM THE 2000 ELECTION. YOU CAN'T UNDERVOTE UNLESS YOU CHOOSE TO, CAN'T OVERVOTE, IT HAS TO HAVE A SUMMARY SCREEN, AND YOU HAVE SEVERAL CHANCES TO CHANGE YOUR MIND AT ANYTIME DURING THE VOTING.))
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[OUT Q=... during the voting.]
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In local politics, Roanoke City Democrats will host their "Firehouse Primary" on Saturday from ten until four at the Roanoke Civic Center. That's where Democratic candidates for both city council and the mayor's race will be selected.