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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Partly cloudy today, but we could see snow showers developing by late tonight.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the forecast, coming up.




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Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry swept the Virginia primary yesterday showing he has what it takes to carry southern states.
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These are the final numbers.
John Kerry took more than half the vote... well ahead of his nearest rivals, North Carolina Senator John Edwards and Wesley Clark. [PAGE 2]
None of the other candidates could score in the double digits. Howard Dean, Al Sharpton and Dennis Kucinich all got less than ten percent.
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Voters across central and southwest Virginia generally voted in line with the rest of the state, choosing Kerry by comfortable margins. But six area counties went for John Edwards. He got more than half the vote in Carroll, Patrick and Wythe Counties, and also won in Bland, Grayson and Pulaski Counties.

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The Roanoke City school board is getting mixed reactions from the results of much anticipated teacher survey on school violence.
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The Roanoke Education Association conducted the survey and presented the results publicly at last night's school board meeting.
The school adminstration says the survey proves Roanoke schools are safe.
Critics however say when it comes to safety more needs to be done.
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((WAYNE HARRIS/SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS: I THINK WE HAVE CONTINUED TO WORK ON HOW TO GET THE CONSISTENCY OF THE HANDLING OF DISCPLINING. WE HAVE WORKED WITH PRINCIPALS ABOUT THAT. THEY KNOW THAT IS A CONCERN AND AN ISSUE AND I THINK WE HAVE MADE HEADWAY.)) ((ALICE HINCKER/RSVP COALTION FOUNDER: THE MAJORITY OF STAFF FEELS SAFE. THEY DON'T SAY THAT THEY FEEL THAT THEIR STUDENTS ARE SAFE AND THEY DIDN'T ASK THE STUDENTS HOW THEY FELT.))
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But that will soon change.
The safety task force set up by the city will soon survey students about school violence.
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The school board also learned that the building a new Patrick Henry High School will cost more than expected.
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The original cost for the new school came in at 38-million dollars.
The architect informed the board last night the projected cost is now nearly 47 million dollars.
Many board members say they are disappointed by that news, but would like construction to begin this summer as scheduled.
The board will approve the final design plans and the budget for construction at an upcoming meeting.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Clouds will be on the increase as we go through the day, with a winter storm on the way tonight.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the mid- week forecast.

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Police are investigating the disappearance of a Pulaski County man.
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Howard Bowers, Junior has been missing for more than a week. The 30-year-old was last seen at work at Volvo Logistics in Dublin.
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With help from police, friends and family began a search near the plant yesterday morning. They found a box of cigarettes and some money, but aren't sure if the items belonged to Bowers. Police are questioning some of Bowers's acquaintances, but so far, do NOT suspect any foul play.
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Former Radford Police Chief Wesley Terry had been indicted for stealing and malfeasance in the office.
But yesterday, the charges against him were dropped after a deal was reached. In the deal, Terry signed an agreement not to sue the city for firing him.
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Special Prosecutor Fred King says he started by trying to negotiate Terry's resignation, but the city fired the chief before the deal was struck.
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((FRED KING/SPECIAL PROSECUTOR; IF WE COULD HAVE SECURED HIS VOLUNTARY RETIREMENT OR RESIGNATION, WE WOULD HAVE, WE OFFERED TO DROP THE CHARGES AT ONE TIME. ONCE HE WAS TERMINATED WE SOUGHT TO PROTECT THE CITY FROM POTENTIAL CIVIL LITIGATION GROWING OUT OF THIS TERMINATION.))
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Two other officers who'd been implicated along with the chief had their charges dropped or dismissed yesterday.[55-11V

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The House Transportation Committee killed legislation yesterday that would take 15 passenger vans off the roads.
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The Committee failed to advance a bill that would phase out the vehicles.
Joey Erndt's daughter, 14-year-old Jessica Lewis, was killed while riding in a 15-passenger van.
Erndt says the vans are unsafe and he is confident that eventually his efforts will be successful.
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((JOEY ERNDT/LOST DAUGHTER IN 15-PASSENGER VAN ACCIDENT: TRAGICALLY IN THE LAST TWO YEARS THERE HAVE BEEN DOZENS OF ACCIDENTS AND DOZENS OF FATALITIES SINCE THEN PEOPLE HAVE BECOME MORE AWARE BY SEEING US AND SEEING WHAT THESE VEHICLES HAVE DONE IT'S CHANGED THE MINDS OF A LOT OF PEOPLE.))
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Some states have already banned the vehicles which are known to have high rollover rates.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Partly cloudy and mild today, with snow developing later tonight.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has forecast details, coming up.





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Massachusetts Senator John Kerry posted a big win in the Commonwealth.
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[TAKE LEADER FULL]
These are the final numbers.
John Kerry took more than half the vote... well ahead of his nearest rivals, North Carolina Senator John Edwards and Wesley Clark. [PAGE 2]
None of the other candidates could score in the double digits. Howard Dean, Al Sharpton and Dennis Kucinich all got less than ten percent.
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Voters across central and southwest Virginia generally voted in line with the rest of the state, choosing Kerry by comfortable margins. But six area counties went for John Edwards. He got more than half the vote in Carroll, Patrick and Wythe Counties, and also won in Bland, Grayson and Pulaski Counties.

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Patrick County authorities are searching for two suspects in a double murder.
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26-year-old Justin Manning and his wife 23-year-old Virginia Manning are both wanted in connection with last month's murder of Kenneth and Deanna Williams.
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The two were found shot to death inside their mobile home on Cherry Creek Road in Meadows of Dan. Authorities say the suspects could be driving a blue, 1987 Dodge pick up stolen from the property.

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Compromise was the key to a six year plan to equalize water and sewer rates in both Roanoke City and County.
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The Western Virginia Water Authority will set the new rates before July first.
But under the plan outlined today, a city customer using five thousand gallons will pay a dollar 49 cents more per month next year... while a county resident will pay 48 cents less.
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((DARLENE BURCHAM: I THINK THERE WERE OBVIOUSLY ISSUES ON BOTH SIDES AND THE COMPROMISE IS REALLY WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT.)) ((ELMER HODGE: SIX YEARS IS A GOOD TRANSITION FOR THE AUTHORITY AND IT EASES THE CHANGES FOR THE CITIZENS AS WELL.))
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By the time rates are equalized in 2010, an average customer will be paying 36- dollars a month for water and sewer service.
That's about nine dollars more than city customers are paying now, and two dollars 85-cents less than current county charges.
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