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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Mostly sunny today and a little warmer today with highs in the mid 40s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete forecast, coming up.





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Marcus Vick and two other Virginia Tech football players are facing criminal charges. 19 year old Vick faces 4 counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Mike Imoh and former high school teammate Brenden Hill all face the same charge.
The charges stem from allegations made by two teenage girls and a search of the men's apartment 3-weeks ago.


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Blacksburg police aren't talking.
But according to a search warrant affidavit, two teenage girls told police Marcus Vick had sex with a 15 year old girl during a private gathering at his Blacksburg apartment. The girls also told investigators Vick, Tech running back Mike Imoh and wide receiver Brenden Hill gave the girls alcohol and that Imoh and Hill took pictures of them as they stripped. Authorities searched the apartment 3 weeks ago and confiscated things like bed sheets, condom wrappers, and a digital camera, along with the Virginia Driver's License of his older brother, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick. If convicted of the charges all three men could get up to a year in jail and or be fined up to 25-hundred dollars for each count.
All 3 have retained lawyers.
A Virginia Tech spokesperson issued a statement saying, "The University has been apprised of the situation and considers it a serious issue."
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News 7 tried, but was unable to reach Vick, Hill or Imoh for comment.
They turned themselves in to police yesterday afternoon without incident and were released on bond.
Under university policy the school's Athletic Director must review the case and decide if any action should be taken against the athletes.
Sanctions could range from suspension for a given time to dismissal from the team.


The University itself could also decide to put the case under review for disciplinary action. [7-11C'Burg-Scam]


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Christiansburg Police are warning residents not to fall for a new phone scam.
Someone is posing as the International Sweep Stakes.
Investigators say the scammer will tell the victim they are the winner of more than 350-thousand dollars.
The catch is, you have send a check for 1-percent of the winnings in order to get the money.
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The Better Business Bureau says its had numerous complaints about the scam.
They say if you get a call, don't send any money.
You can call the bureau at 1-800-533-5501 to find out if a business is legitimate.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Lots of sunshine with highs in the 40s..but we'll see much milder conditions for the latter half of the week.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the seven day outlook, coming up.

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Three Virginia Tech football players including 19 year old Marcus Vick were arrested yesterday and charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
The charges stem from allegations made by two teenage girls and a search of the men's apartment 3-weeks ago.

All three were released after posting a 25 hundred dollar bond.
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Blacksburg police aren't talking.
But according to a search warrant affidavit, two teenage girls told police Marcus Vick had sex with a 15 year old girl during a private gathering at his Blacksburg apartment. The girls also told investigators Vick, Tech running back Mike Imoh and wide receiver Brenden Hill gave the girls alcohol and that Imoh and Hill took pictures of them as they stripped. Authorities searched the apartment 3 weeks ago and confiscated things like bed sheets, condom wrappers, and a digital camera, along with the Virginia Driver's License of Vick's older brother, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick. If convicted of the charges all three men could get up to a year in jail and or be fined up to 25-hundred dollars for each count.
All 3 have retained lawyers.
A Virginia Tech spokesperson issued a statement saying, "The University has been apprised of the situation and considers it a serious issue."
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News 7 tried but was unable to reach Vick, Hill or Imoh for comment.
Under university policy the school's Athletic Director must review the case and decide if any action should be taken against the athletes.
Sanctions could range from suspension for a given time to dismissal from the team.
The University itself could also decide to put the case under review for disciplinary action. [55-11Masonic-Auctio


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The fate of a Danville landmark remains undecided after a scheduled foreclosure sale was called off at the last minute.
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Several potential buyers showed up at the city courthouse yesterday morning for a trustee's auction of the Masonic Temple building.
But lawyers representing the note-holder called off the auction, citing unspecified new developments in the deal.


A Florida-based investment company holds a half-million dollar note on the property.
The Masonic Temple was built in 1921, and has served as commercial office space since 1997.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
The winter weather is outta here for at least the rest of the week.
Today looks mostly sunny.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the extended forecast, coming up.





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Marcus Vick and two other Virginia Tech football players are facing criminal charges. 19 year old Vick faces 4 counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Tech running back Mike Imoh and wide receiver Brenden Hill all face the same charge.
The charges stem from allegations made by two teenage girls and a search of the men's apartment 3 weeks ago.


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Blacksburg police aren't talking.
But according to a search warrant affidavit, two teenage girls told police Marcus Vick had sex with a 15 year old girl during a private gathering at his Blacksburg apartment. The girls also told investigators all 3 men gave them alcohol and that Imoh and Hill took pictures of them as they stripped. Authorities searched the apartment 3 weeks ago and confiscated things like bed sheets, condom wrappers, and a digital camera, along with the Virginia Driver's License of his older brother, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick. If convicted of the charge,s all three men could get up to a year in jail and be fined up to 25-hundred dollars for each count.
A Virginia Tech spokesperson issued a statement saying, "The University has been apprised of the situation and considers it a serious issue."
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News 7 tried but was unable to reach Vick, Hill or Imoh for comment.
They turned themselves in to police yesterday afternoon without incident and were released on bond.
Under university policy the school's Athletic Director must review the case and decide if any action should be taken against the athletes.
Sanctions could range from suspension for a given time to dismissal from the team.
The University itself could also decide to put the case under review for disciplinary action. [8-11Public-Safety]



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Roanoke County's public safety center was built as a school house more than 60 years ago.
Now officials say it's overcrowded, out-of-date, and in need of replacement.
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County officials made the case for a new public safety building yesterday morning, leading reporters on a tour of the cramped facility.
The building on Peters Creek Road houses the 9-1-1 dispatch center, police department, fire and rescue administration, emergency operations center and information technology department.
The county has outgrown the space, and officials say the building cannot be upgraded to modern standards.
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The county is working with two firms that hope to construct the new public safety center... and officials could choose between the two proposals by the end of the summer.