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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
March begins with mild temperatures reaching the upper 60s today.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner tells us how long the warm weather will last, coming up.






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A Lexington woman died in a single vehicle accident in Rockbridge County yesterday. State Police say Jeanne (JEAN) Hudson Kibbee (KIH-bee) was driving eastbound on Route 60 around 5-15 yesterday afternoon, when she ran off the left side of the road and struck a tree.
Police say Kibbee was wearing her seat belt. The accident is still under investigation. Kibbee was 79 years old.

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For the first time since the D-Day invasion in World War Two, Bedford's National Guard members are facing the potential for combat. Several members of Company A, First Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, spent the weekend checking equipment and making other preparations at the Bedford Armory before the rest of the unit arrives today.
They will be among 570 troops who will make up the Winchester-based Third Batatalion. They leave Thursday for their mobilization station at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Bedford officials will close West Main Street for a parade on Thursday as the 50 soldiers march from the armory to the National D-Day Memorial for a ceremonial send-off.


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Striking Union workers and DanChem have yet to come to an agreement.
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About 70 members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union have been on strike for nearly two months now. Union leaders say morale remains strong despite the standstill in talks. Employees say they're concerned about a proposed increase in health- care premiums that would more than double the amount under their old contract. A three-year freeze of hourly wages is also a concern. Leaders say they ARE willing to negotiate with the company, but will stay on the picket line as long as it takes.
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After being in the hospital for 6 months, a Rockbridge County boy was able to go home to his family yesterday.
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Seven year old Dylan Dorsey has been in the hospital since August, but yesterday he was released and escorted home by nearly 500 motorcycles. Dylan's dad, Rick, says his son loves bikes and the escort was like a dream come true. The seven year old developed flu- like symptoms six months ago and then slipped into a coma. Doctor's predicted the worst, but two weeks ago the prognosis improved.
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Yesterday bikers collected more than 17 hundred dollars for the Dorsey family.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
The pleasant weekend weather is lasting into the work week, with highs today reaching the mid and upper 60s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, coming up.

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Bedford's National Guard members could face combat for the first time since the D-Day invasion in World War Two. Several members of Company A, First Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, spent the weekend checking equipment and making other preparations at the Bedford Armory before the rest of the unit arrives today.
They will be among 570 troops who will make up the Winchester-based Third Batatalion. They leave Thursday for their mobilization station at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Bedford officials will close West Main Street for a parade on Thursday as the 50 soldiers march from the armory to the National D-Day Memorial for a ceremonial send-off.


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A Coast Guard plane will go 50 miles off the Virginia coast this morning to assess the scene where a tanker exploded and sank over the weekend.
More than a dozen crew members are still missing, and the Coast Guard crew will decide whether to continue the search for them.
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Six people have already been rescued and authorities continue to look for survivors, but hope is fading. At least three are dead and eighteen are still missing.
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The tanker carrying three and a half million gallons of ethanol was travelling from New York to Houston when an explosion sank the ship Saturday. An emergency official says the explosion came from a fire started on deck. Fuel from the ship's storage tanks has formed a nine-square-mile oil slick. Coast Guard officials say it's not clear how much ethanol spilled into the ocean, but they say the substance will likely have little impact on the environment.
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The prayers of a Rockbridge County man were answered when his son came home from the hospital.
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Seven- year - old Dylan Dorsey has been in the hospital since August, but yesterday he was released and escorted home by nearly 500 motorcycles yesterday. Dylan's dad, Rick, says his son loves bikes and the escort was like a dream come true. The seven- year- old developed flu like symptoms six months ago and then slipped into a coma. Doctor's predicted the worst, but two weeks ago - the prognosis improved.
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Yesterday bikers collected more than 17- hundred dollars for the Dorsey family.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
It'll be another day to spend some time outdoors, as high temperatures climb well into the 60s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your seven day forecast, right after the news.





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A woman was killed in Rockbridge County over the weekend after her car ran off the road. State Police say Jeanne Hudson Kibbee of Lexington was driving eastbound on Route 60 around 5-15 yesterday afternoon, when she ran off the left side of the road and struck a tree.
Police say Kibbee was wearing her seat belt. The accident is still under investigation. Kibbee was 79 years old.

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For the first time since the D-Day invasion, Bedford's National Guard members are facing the potential for combat. Several members of Company A, First Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, spent the weekend checking equipment and making other preparations at the Bedford Armory before the rest of the unit arrives today.
They will be among 570 troops who will make up the Winchester-based Third Batatalion. They leave Thursday for their mobilization station at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Bedford officials will close West Main Street for a parade on Thursday as the 50 soldiers march from the armory to the National D-Day Memorial for a ceremonial send-off.


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More than a dozen crew members are missing after a tanker exploded and sank 50 miles off the Virginia Coast over the weekend. A Coast Guard plane will go out and assess the scene today and decide if it will continue to search for the missing members.
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Six people have already been rescued and authorities continue to look for survivors, but hope is fading. At least three are dead and eighteen are still missing.
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The tanker carrying three and a half million gallons of ethanol was travelling from New York to Houston when an explosion sank the ship Saturday. An emergency official says the explosion came from a fire started on deck. Fuel from the ship's storage tanks has formed a nine-square-mile oil slick. Coast Guard officials say it's not clear how much ethanol spilled into the ocean, but they say the substance will likely have little impact on the environment.
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Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital is being recognized in Money Magazine.
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An article in a recent special healthcare issue listed R-M-H as one of the best places to go in the Southeast for partial hip replacements, back and neck surgery and surgery to re- open clogged arteries in the neck.
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Information for the survey was provided by health information company Health- Grades. R-M-H was compared to hospitals from Arkansas to the southern Atlantic Coast.