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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We'll see the clouds thicken up today, with freezing rain or sleet likely tonight before changing to all rain. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, coming up in the forecast.





[7-11Boty-Standoff]


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Two men are behind bars after a standoff yesterday.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

According to the Botetourt County Sheriff's Department, a deputy was responding to a noise complaint at the Birchwood Apartments when he saw a rifle being fired through an apartment window. After officers tried to contact the people inside the apartment and failed, the Emergency Response Team and a negotiator were called in.
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((MAJOR DELBERT DUDDING/BOTETOURT CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE; HE WAS FINALLY ABLE TO GET PEOPLE INSIDE THE APARTMENT TO RESPOND. ONCE THEY RESPONDED THEY ORDERED OUT. NO FORCE WAS USED AND NO ONE WAS INJURED AT THE TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Major Delbert Dudding/Botetourt Co. Sheriff's Office;]
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[OUT Q=..injured at the time.]
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20-year-old William C. Reece, his wife 18-year-old Jessica S. Reece and 22-year-old Blake Randell Frasher were all arrested. The men are still behind bars, Jessica Reece has been released.
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[7-11Makeup-Days]


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With more wintery weather possible tonight, many school districts have the tough assignment of figuring out what to do with all the accumulating snow days.
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[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]


Across the region, they're trying to figure out how to deal with lost time.
Montgomery County Schools have already missed nine days and more rural places like Grayson County are going on 13 days.
Teachers say the missed days don't just disrupt class, they also stress out the students.
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((CRYSTAL FENTRESS/TEACHER:IT'S ALSO STRESSFUL TO THEM BECAUSE YOU'RE PUSHING THEM FINISH THIS. IT'S HARD TO SAY TAKE YOUR TIME WITH YOUR HANDWRITING WHEN YOU REALLY JUST KNOW THAT YOU NEED TO SPEND 15 MINUTES ON THIS ACTIVITY TO MOVE ON SO YOU CAN MAKE UP WHAT YOU'VE MISSED.))
[SUPER=01-Crystal Fentress/Christiansburg Primary School Teacher;]
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[OUT Q=you've missed.]
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Each school system handles makeup days differently.
Parents will likely get a letter explaining any calender changes.
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[7-11Roanoke-Schools]


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They tried but couldn't get enough signatures- a second attempt to get an elected school board in Roanoke has failed.

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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Month]


The Roanoke Education Association has been trying to put a referendum on the May ballot that if passed would allow voters to directly elect school board members.
The group needed nearly five thousand signatures, but collected just two thousand.
Yesterday, was the deadline to turn in those signatures.
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It's a different story in Danville, where supporters needed about 28-hundred signatures.
They collected more than 37-hundred.
A judge must now certifiy those signatures before school board candidates will officially be put on the May 4th ballot.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
No travel problems today, but by tonight we could see some frozen precipitation.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your full forecast details, right after the news.

[55-11Confed-history]


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A bill that would have brought back Confederate History Month in the Commonwealth has failed.
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The Virginia Senate yesterday killed a resolution recognizing April as a time to learn about the state's confederate history.
Black lawmakers called the measure a "slap in the face of African Americans."
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((SENATOR LOUISE LUCAS/D-PORTSMOUTH: CONFEDERATE SYMBOLS SHOULD NOT BE HONORED. THEY ARE CRUEL REMINDERS OF THE GONEBY ERA OF SLAVERY.)) ((SENATOR CHARLES HAWKINS/R-CHATHAM: THIS RESOLUTION IS SIMPLY A CONTINUATION OF WHAT GOVERNORS HAVE BEEN DOING. NOTHING MORE, NOTHING LESS. IT IS NOT MEANT TO OFFEND, IT IS MEANT TO EDUCATE.))
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Former Governors George Allen and Jim Gilmore proclaimed Confederate History Month when they were in office.
So far, Governor Mark Warner has not.
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[55-AM-Discount-Cards]


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Grocery store discount cards that we use to buy food and other goods contain our personal information.
But recently a chain in Washington used it to warn customers of potentially contaminated meat.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;]


Locally, Kroger says it did the same thing a few years back for a beef recall but decided against doing it for last week's recall of Roast Beef.
A company spokesperson says it only does it on rare occasions and some customers we talked to say they're o-k with that.
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((JOHN SCHULTZ: IT COULD SAVE MY LIFE AND THAT IS WHY I WOULD WANT KROGER TO NOTIFY ME OF THAT.)) ((JENNIFER MULLINS: I WOULD DEFINETELY WANT THEM TO CALL AND NOTIFY ME. I HAVE A 21 MONTH OLD SON THAT I WOULDN'T TO GET SICK.)) ((SHIRLEY WITT: I WOULD BE MUCH MORE COMFORTABLE KNOWING THAT WAS THEIR POLICY.))
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When you use the cards it gives the store a detailed record of all the items you purchased along with your name, address, and phone number.
But some say if that information is used to contact you about a recall, it's an invasion of privacy.
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((NEELAM GOSWAMI: IF THEY'RE CALLING EVERYBODY THAT MEANS THEY ARE KEEPING TRACK OF EVERYBODY'S CREDIT AND RECORD OF EVERYTHING THEY BUY.)) ((PAIGE STUHR: I WOULDN'T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THAT BUT THAT IS JUST ME. I UNDERSTAND THAT SOME PEOPLE WOULD BUT I WOULD APPRECIATE IT.)) ((BETH SIMMONS: I'M NOT TOO WORRIED ABOUT THEM KNOWING WHAT FOODS I BUY. I AM SURE THEY DO THAT FOR CONSUMER REASONS TO FIGURE OUT WHICH COUPONS THEY ARE GOING TO PUSH AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE, THAT DOESN'T REALLY BOTHER ME.))
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Many stores do in fact send you coupons based on the items you've purchased, but as Kroger points out, you can request not to receive them.
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The company also says it never sells or shares your personal information with a third party.


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Our break from winter weather is nearly over--
Look for sleet and freezing rain to develop by tonight.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete outlook, coming up.





[8-11Bank-Robberies]


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Roanoke police now believe the two robberies at the Wachovia Bank on Grandin Road are related.
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These are surveillance photos of the suspect from the January 21st robbery and Tuesday's foiled heist.
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Bystanders grabbed Van Martin, Junior as he left the bank Tuesday.
Police have already charged him with that incident, and say charges are pending against him for the January 21st robbery.
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[55-11Calloway]


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A Lynchburg grand jury will hear charges against a teenager accused in a gang-related shooting.
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18-year-old Brandon Calloway was arrested in December after a shooting incident near Lynchburg's Miller Park.
Calloway allegedly fired several shots at 18-year-old Robert Milton but missed.
Milton testified yesterday he and Calloway are in rival gangs and that led to their dispute.
Calloway's facing attempted murder and firearms charges.
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Governor Mark Warner's wide-ranging tax reform proposal was killed in the House Finance Committee. The panel voted yesterday largely along partisan lines. Warner's proposal sought to cut some taxes and increase others to raise about one billion dollars in additional revenue.
He says it's necessary to prevent a budget shortfall. The vote now sets up a likely showdown between Republicans in the House and Senate. In addition, the Republican majority on the committee killed more than 30 other proposals to increase the state's sales, gasoline and cigarette taxes.

[8-11Edwards]


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Democratic Presidential candidate John Edwards will be in Roanoke tonight.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

At Edwards' campaign headquarters in Roanoke the mood is upbeat. Volunteers are calling voters to let them know Edwards is coming to the area. Commercials for the Senator began airing in the Commonwealth yesterday, and after winning the South Carolina primary and finishing a close second in Oklahoma the Edwards camp feel like it's a two man race.
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((ZACK WINEBURG/EDWARDS CAMPAIGN REP; HIS CAMPAIGN ABOUT LIFTING PEOPLE UP, HE HAS A POSITIVE MESSAGE, AN OPTIMISTIC VISION - HE'S ABOUT STRENGTHENING OUR MIDDLE CLASS -HE HAS A PLAN HE'S WRITTEN DOWN CALLED REAL SOLUTIONS FOR AMERICA.))

[SUPER=01-Zack Wineburg/Edwards Campaign Representative;]
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[OUT Q=solutions for America.]
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Edwards will hold a rally tonight at 7 o-clock at Patrick Henry High School in Roanoke.
He also has appearances scheduled at Virginia Tech and at George Wythe High school in Wytheville tomorrow morning.
[SS=Clark]

Wesley Clark will stop in Roanoke and Lynchburg on Friday, though he's focusing more on Tuesday's primary in Tennessee .