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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
The mercury soars again today.
We'll see highs temperatures climbing into the mid and even upper 70s this afternoon.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, coming up.





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An ammonia leak at the Blacksburg Industrial Park has been contained.
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An outside tank at the Federal-Mogul plant began leaking just before eight o-clock last night.
The entire industrial park was evacuated as crews worked to patch the tank. It has since re-opened.
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((KEITH BOLTY/BLACKSBURG FIRE CHIEF; IT WAS A NEW TANK THAT THEY JUST PUT IN LAST WEEK AND THE WELD HAS BROKE ON IT.))


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One person was injured, but there's no word on their condition.
Authorities say there is no danger to the surrounding community.
Blacksburg Transit shut down bus service early last night because its headquarters was also evacuated. Regular service will resume this morning.


[7-VO-Honeywood-Fire]


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A fire at a Roanoke County apartment complex slightly injures two people.
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The fire broke out around 7:30 last night at the Honeywood Apartments located off of Ogden Road near Tanglewood Mall.
Firefighters found heavy smoke coming from a second floor apartment.
After the fire was extinguished, crews discovered a man unconscious on the floor.
He was transported to the hospital. A woman in another apartment was also taken to the hospital.
They both suffered smoke inhalation and are expected to be o-k.
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Investigators have determined the fire started after the man fell asleep while smoking.

One apartment was heavily damaged, three others suffered smoke damage.[7-11Walton]


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Two psychiatrists who visited Percy Levar Walton at two separate times this year testified yesterday before a federal judge.
One psychiatrist told the court that the death row inmate views death as temporary, and that Walton expects to come back and work at Burger King.
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But Mark Mills believes Walton realizes his date with death is much more final.
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((DR. MARK MILLS/FORENSIC PSYCHIATRIST; IN MY EVALUATION HE APPEARED TO UNDERSTAND THAT EXECUTION WAS AN END OR SOMETHING THAT WOULD CAUSE LIFE TO BE RATHER DIFFERENT, CAUSE HIM TO END.))
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Walton pled guilty in 1997 to killing a Danville couple and a third person. HE said he should be executed and chose the electric chair.
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If Judge Sam Wilson accepts Dr. Mills' finding, he may lift the stay of execution he ordered last year.

[7-AMBedford-Guard]


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A big show is planned in Bedford this morning as Company A is moblized for the first time since World War Two. The National Guard soldiers will parade from the Bedford Armory to a sendoff ceremony at the National D-Day Memorial.

The parade steps off at 8-30, and the ceremony is scheduled for 10 o-clock. From there, it is on to training at Fort Bragg North Carolina.


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Partly cloudy and feeling like summer today, with temperatures soaring into the mid and upper 70s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the seven day outlook, straight ahead.

[55-11Vick-Prez]


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The president of Virginia Tech spoke out about the arrest of three football players, including star quarterback Marcus Vick.
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Vick, along with wide receiver Brenden Hill and running back Mike Imoh (ee-moh) were arrested three weeks ago on misdemeanor charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
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The three are accused of giving teenage girls alcohol and taking pictures of them as they stripped.
Vick is also accused of having sex with a 15 year old girl.
In a statement released this week, President Charles Steger defends the University's decision not to take action against the students until the cases have been tried in court.
He also responded to concern that the athletes were getting special treatment saying quote "We believe that the university should and does treat all students the same within our judicial system. I believe that our present course would be no different than for other similar off-campus incidents involving Virginia Tech students."
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((JOHN ROCOVICH/BOARD OF VISITORS RECTOR; WE CERTAINLY WOULDN'T WANT TO TREAT OUR STUDENT ATHLETES UNFAIRLY. ALTHOUGH THEY'RE IN A HIGH VISIBILITY AND THEY REPRESENT THE SCHOOL, WE STILL HAVE TO TREAT THEM FAIRLY UNDER THE LAW, AND GIVE THEM THE SAME KIND OF DUE PROCESS AND FAIR AND EQUAL TREATMENT WE LIKE TO GIVE TO ALL OUR STUDENTS AND APPLICANTS 5303))
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Under school policy, it's up to the athletic director to decide if any action should be taken against the athletes.
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Roanoke's school safety task force is mulling over the results of a student survey on violence. A majorty of students say they feel safe in their schools, but the report also reveals areas of significant concern.
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Almost 70 percent of the students in grades four, six, eight, nine and eleven responded.
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And facilitator Paula Wilder says she was pleased to see that students took the survey seriously.
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((PAULA WILDER/FACILITATOR: ANY NUMBER YOU CAN MAKE UP A STORY ABOUT IT AND I THINK THERE IS SOME GOOD NEWS HERE, NOT ONLY IN WHAT'S WORKING WELL, BUT THERE'S ALSO GOOD NEWS IN THE SENSE THE KIDS GIVE US SOME CLEAR, CLEAR IDEAS ABOUT WHERE IMPROVEMENTS CAN BE MADE, AND I THINK THAT'S A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY THAT THE DISTRICT HAS.))
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While most of the students gave their schools passing marks, a majority in grades nine and eleven said their schools deserved a C or D on school safety.
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[55-11OTB-Vinton]


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Colonial Downs now has approval to build an off-track betting parlor in Vinton.
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The company wants to build the 15-thousand
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square foot facility behind the Lancerlot Sports Complex. Four of the five members of the Virginia Racing Commission visited the site last month. Yesterday morning, all four voted to approve the project.
The panel will also have to approve the facility once construction's complete. A commission spokesman says the business is expected to open in October.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We'll be double-checking the calendar today, as temperature climb to SUMMER- like levels.
Expect highs today in the 70s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete outlook, coming up.





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Henry County authorities say there's been a school bus accident this morning.
Officials say it happened on Stoltz Road in Martinsville.
That's all the information we have on the accident right now.
We'll have details on this story as soon as they become available.

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A stand-off in Botetourt County yesterday afternoon appears to have been prompted by a family dispute.
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Sheriff's Deputies responded to this home on Old Mill Drive near Carvin's Cove just before two o-clock.
They arrived to find an armed man barricaded inside the home.
The swat team was then called in- and after communication was established, the man and the woman came out without incident.
50-year old Levi Roy Dent was arrested but no charges have been filed so far.
Investigators say there are conflicting reports of exactly what happened.
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State Police will have a reconstruction team in Bedford County later today in efforts to find out exactly what caused the accident that killed three teenagers earlier this week.
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16-year-old Janae Mills was killed Monday night when the car she was riding in collided with an oncoming vehicle.
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Two other teens, 17-year-old Ginni Creasey and 16-year-old Michael Williams were also killed. Janae's parents remember their daughter as a girl whose friends were important to her and who always gave her all.
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((BOB MILLS, JANAE'S FATHER: SHE WAS A VERY PASSIONATE CHILD AND HAD A PASSION FOR CHRIST, THAT WAS THE FOUNDATIONOF HER LIFE. IT WAS THE MAIN PRINCIPLE IN HER LIFE AND SHE SHARED THAT WITH OTHER KIDS.))
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Visitations for the teens have been set. Michael Williams will be at Oakey's Chapel in Roanoke today from two to four, and then again from six to nine. Janae Mills' and Ginni Creasey's visitation will be at Oakey's in Vinton, today from two to four, and six to nine.
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[8-11State-budget]


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Negotiations are set to begin between the House of Delegates and State Senate on the state budget
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Yesterday, both the House and Senate named their budget conferees.
Delegate Lacey Putney is the only Roanoke-area lawmaker to be tapped.
House Republican leaders issued an ultimatum Tuesday, threatening an impasse if Senate negotiators don't accept a referendum.
House Democrats say it is proof that the G-O-P leadership has lost its way.
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((DEL. FRANK HALL/D-HOUSE MINORITY LEADER: I WOULD SAY TO HOUSE REPUBLICANS YOU CAN RUN BUT YOU CAN'T HIDE. YOU WERE ELECTED TO DO A JOB , DO IT NOW.))
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Senate Republican leaders say they are committed to reaching a compromise.
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((SEN. JOHN CHICHESTER/R-FREDERICKSBURG: WE'RE PREPARED TO MEET ANY PLACE, ANY TIME AND WE WILL STAY AS LONG AS IT TAKES. ))
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