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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Once again, we'll be enjoying high temperatures in the 60s...but expect a cooldown for tomorrow.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your forecast details, coming up after the news.





[7-11County-Robbery]


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Two men are in custody after allegedly robbing a McDonald's over the weekend. Police say 32 year old Bryant Jermaine Bannister and 34 Benjamin Lee Stith approached two employees outside the McDonalds on Plantation Road Saturday night, and tied them up. The two then allegedly entered the store forced the manager to hand over cash and forced the employees into the freezer. Police located Bannister and Stith hiding in a nearby wooded area. They face robbery, abduction, assault and battery, and firearms charges. They are being held at the Roanoke County Jail without bond.



[7-11Trucking-Regulations]


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Truck drivers say the Department of Transportation's new guidelines are putting up road blocks for their business.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./January;]

Back in January the D-O-T implemented new hours of operation. Truckers are now limited to 11 hours behind the wheel and are required to take ten hours off after each work day. Truckers say the new regulations are a problem because of the limited areas for them to rest without getting a ticket.

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[SOT 16:03]
[IN Q=States are going to have]

((DARLENE HILL/TRUCK DRIVER: STATES ARE GOING TO HAVE TO PROVIDE US WITH MORE ADEQUATE SLEEPING AREAS FOR US TO BE ABLE TO REST, GET OUR REST, SO WE DON'T GET ALL THESE TICKETS FOR OUT OF HOUR SERVICE AND EVERYONE NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Darlene Hill/Truck Driver;]
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[OUT Q=to understand them]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./January;]

Drivers are only allowed to stop at Virginia rest areas for two hours at a time and say truck stops fill up early in the evening. V-Dot says there are no plans to extend the length- of- stay at rest areas, but some drivers can apply for an extended stay with the Department of Motor Vehicles.
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[7-11Ellington-Obit]


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A Roanoke radio personality died over the weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/September 2000;]

Daniel "Duke" Ellington died at his home Saturday at the age of 49 after a battle with colon cancer. Ellington worked as a DJ around Roanoke most of his life, but is best known for his work at W-T-O-Y 14- 80 AM, where he worked for the past 15- years. During that time Ellington served as morning disk jockey and station manager.
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[IN Q=Together we say]

((TOGETHER WE SAY PEACE... PEACE!))
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[OUT Q=Peace...Peace (DOUBLE OUT!!!!)]

His sister says the "Dukester" was always putting other's needs before his own.
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[SOT 23:35:11]
[IN Q=My mother raised us]

((PAM ELLINGTON-ARMAH: MY MOTHER RAISED US AS CHILDREN THAT WHEN WE ARE COMING UP WE'RE ALL CANDLES IN GOD'S SITE AND AS YOU'RE GOING ALONG DON'T EVER TRY TO BLOW OUT SOMEONE'S CANDLE TO MAKE YOURS BRIGHTER. DUKE WAS THE ONE WHO WOULD ALWAYS TRY TO TAKE HIS TORCH TO LIGHT SOMEONE ELSE'S.))
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[OUT Q=to light someone else's]
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Ellington- Armah says Duke spent his last years educating the public about colon cancer and urging everyone to get tested.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
You might want to throw an umbrella in the car.
We'll see rain developing by late this evening.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the Monday outlook, in just a few minutes.[55-11Normandy-Visit]


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Some area Students are heading to Normandy to take part in the 60th anniversary of the D-Day invasion.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Five Bedford County high school students have been selected to take a three week trip to France in early June.
It is part of the Bedford International Student Alliance Exchange Program.
The students along with two teachers and 43 adult chaperones will follow the path of the Bedford Boys.
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((HELEN POPE/STAUNTON RIVER H.S. TEACHER: WE ARE GOING TO START BY GOING TO IVORY BRIDGE. WE'RE GOING TO SPEND THE NIGHT THERE. THIS IS WHERE THE BEDFORD BOYS TRAINED BEFORE THEY LEFT TO GO TO NORMANDY.))
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[OUT Q=TO GO TO NORMANDY]
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[SUPER=03-Normandy/June, 1994]


From there the group will head to Normandy and participate in the events marking the 60th anniversary of D-Day.
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[IN Q=There are all]

((JULIE MAYHEW/LIBERTY H.S. TEACHER: THERE ARE ALL KINDS OF THINGS. THEY ARE LIFE LEARNING EXPERIENCES THAT THEY ARE GOING TO GET OUT OF THIS AND JUST THE FACT THEY GET TO SEE HISTORY IN THE MAKING, THEY GET TO BE PART OF HISTORY IN THE MAKING.))
[SUPER=01-Julie Mayhew/Liberty H.S. Teacher]
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[OUT Q=history in the making. (DOUBLE OUT!)]
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The groups will stay with French families and visit French schools.
In the past, French children have stayed in Bedford as part of this exchange program.
This will be the first time a delegation from Bedford has gone to France.


[55-11Redemption]


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A Radford Publishing company along with Michael Jackson's family is speaking out about alleged efforts to suppress a book.
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[SUPER=03-Radford/December;]

Radford based "Branch and Vine Publishers" released "Redemption" back in December. It's a book about the 1993 child molestation charges against Michael Jackson. The author, Geraldine Hughes, worked for the attorney who represented the father of the boy Jackson allegedly molested.
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA/Wednesday;]

This week Hughes, along with the Jackson family, held a press conference in California to promote the book.
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[IN Q=I'm not trying to convence]

((GERALDINE HUGHES: I'M NOT TRYING TO CONVINCE ANYONE TO CHANGE THEIR MIND. I WANT YOU TO TELL ME IF HE IS INNOCENT OR IS HE REALLY GUILTY, KNOWING ALL THE EVENTS AND KNOWING THE ORDER IN WHICH THEY HAPPENED IN.))
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Michael Jackson's father and family spokesman believe there have been efforts to suppress the book, which provides evidence that Jackson was set up.
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[IN Q=Well, the family is taking]

((JOE JACKSON: WELL, THE FAMILY IS TAKING IT PRETTY HARD BECAUSE THE THINGS THAT'S BEING SAID IS NOT TRUE AND THAT'S WHY I'M HERE. I'M HERE TO SUPPORT THIS BOOK.))
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[OUT Q=to support this book]
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Jackson says he's upset that the truth about his son isn't getting out.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
It'll feel like spring again today, but then cooler, rainy weather arrives by tomorrow.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your work week forecast, in just a a few minutes.




[8-State-Budget]


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House and Senate budget negotiators will try again today.
After a weekend of impasse that forced a three-day extension of the General Assembly session, House budget negotiators plan to present their Senate counterparts with a new proposal today.

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New guidelines by the Department of Tranportation is putting the brakes on the truck driving industry.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./January;]

Back in January the D-O-T implemented new hours of operation. Truckers are now limited to 11 hours behind the wheel and are required to take ten hours off after each work day. Truckers say the new regulations are a problem because of the limited areas for them to rest without getting a ticket.

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[SOT 16:03]
[IN Q=States are going to have]

((DARLENE HILL/TRUCK DRIVER: STATES ARE GOING TO HAVE TO PROVIDE US WITH MORE ADEQUATE SLEEPING AREAS FOR US TO BE ABLE TO REST, GET OUR REST, SO WE DON'T GET ALL THESE TICKETS FOR OUT OF HOUR SERVICE AND EVERYONE NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Darlene Hill/Truck Driver;]
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[OUT Q=to understand them]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./January;]

Drivers are only allowed to stop at Virginia rest areas for two hours at a time and say truck stops fill up early in the evening. V-Dot says there are no plans to extend the length- of- stay at rest areas, but some drivers can apply for an extended stay with the Department of Motor Vehicles.
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[8-11Franklin-Expansion]


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Franklin County's workforce training center is looking for some new digs.
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

The Workforce Development Consortium provides job training for people in the region, through a partnership with area colleges. But, officials say job losses and the need for more specialized training has contributed to the center's need for more space. They're now looking at relocating into the old Schewel's building downtown as one option. The county hopes to get additional comments from the public on the project, during its next meetings on the 17th and 25th of this month.
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[8-11Roberson-House]


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A Rockbridge County group is trying to make sure that a house with a long history has a long future as well.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington;]

The Historic Lexington Foundation has been working on making basic repairs to the Roberson-Phalen (ROB-er-suhn FAY-len) house for about 10 months now. Groups members now hope to sell the house to someone who will fully renovate it for residential or business use.
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((LESLIE GILES/HISTORIC LEXINGTON FOUNDATION; IT'S UP AND READY AND AVAILABLE, AND WE CERTAINLY HOPE TO SELL IT WITHIN THE NEXT YEAR IF NOT SOONER, AND WE'RE LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL SOMEONE RIGHT NOW.))
[SUPER=01-Leslie Giles/Historic Lexington Foundation; ]
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[OUT Q=special someone right now.]
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The majority of the house was built in 1826 and once served as a Methodist parsonage. The Historic Lexington Foundation bought the house about a year ago, and has already restored the foundation and shored up the interior supports. (------------)