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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Cloudy with showers today, and temperatures will stay on the chilly side.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the Thursday forecast, coming up.






[7-Tech-Fall]


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Authorities have confirmed that a Virginia Tech student fell out of a fourth floor window earlier this morning.
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The accident happened around 4 am on campus at the West Ambler Johnston Residence Hall. The student was taken to Montgomery Regional Hospital. There's no word on the extent of his injuries. Authorities are still investigating.
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[7-6Bank-Robbery]


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Bedford County police are still searching for a man who robbed a bank at gunpoint.
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Authorities say the suspect was armed with a sawed-off shotgun or rifle when he entered the Suntrust Bank on Graves Mill Road and robbed several tellers yesterday.
He escaped on foot and police spent most of yesterday searching for him.
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((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: HE WAS ON FOOT TO A CERTAIN POINT AND THAT WAS JUST ABOUT HERE, I THINK EVERYBODY IS IN AGREEANCE THAT THIS INTERSECTION HERE WAS THE LAST TIME ANYBODY SAW HIM AND HE WAS ON FOOT. ONCE HE GOT BEHIND THIS CENTER, WHICH WAY DID HE GO OR DID HE HAVE A VEHICLE, AT THIS POINT WE DON'T KNOW.))
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These are bank surveillance photos of the suspect: he's a black male about 225 to 250 pounds, wearing a blue jacket with white lining and blue jeans.
Anyone with information should call their local police.
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[7-VOBDeer-Hunting]


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The City of Martinsville is targeting its deer population and city leaders say so far so good.
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Many residents have problems with deer eating their gardens, others complain about deer jumping in front of their vehicles.
As a result, city council decided last June to allow the bowhunting of deer within city limits.
Since September, the city has issued 48 permits and hunters have killed 33 deer.
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((MATT HANKINS/CITY SPOKESPERSON: EACH HUNTER HAS TO HAVE FIRST OF A VIRGINA HUNTING LICENSE, AN ARCHERY LICENSE ISSUED THROUGH THE STATE OF VIRGINIA, AND ALSO A CITY OF MARTINSVILLE HUNTING LICENSE. IT'S REQUIRED TO HUNT IN THE CITY OF MARTINSVILLE AND THEY HAVE TO HAVE THE LANDOWNER'S PERSMISSION BEFORE GOING ON THEIR PROPERTY.))
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City officials say there have been no major incidents and very few complaints.
The program is set to expire April first.
City council will decide Tuesday whether to renew the program for another year.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Clouds and a chance of rain linger through the day, so throw that umbrella in the car as you head out. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the Thursday forecast, right after the news.

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Officials are reporting an accidental fall this morning on the Virginia Tech campus.
They say it was a male student who fell from a fourth floor window.
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The accident happened on campus around 4 A-M at the West Ambler Johnston Residence Hall. The student was taken to Montgomery Regional Hospital. There's no word on the extent of his injuries. Authorities are still investigating.
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[55-11Bobcat-Attack]


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A Narrows woman who was attacked by a bobcat is talking about her ordeal.
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Kristy Hahn was actually visiting her mother-in law Tuesday, when a 25-pound bobcat attacked her in the family's basement. The cat bit her on the neck and scratched her arm, back and shoulders before her husband threw a can of vegetables at it and scared it away.
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((KRISTY HAHN/VICTIM: MY HUSBAND FIRST THOUGHT, BECAUSE I'M TERRIFIED OF SPIDERS AND HE THOUGHT WHENEVER I COME DOWN THE STAIRS I GOT A COBWEB ON ME AND HE WAS COMING DOWN TO TELL ME TO QUIT HOLLERIN I WAS SCARING THE BABY.))
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The bobcat was still in the basement when animal control officers shot and killed it. Hahn believes it may have gotten in through an opening used by the family's pet cats. The bobcat is now being tested for rabies and Hahn says she expects to get the results tomorrow.
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Last year, 12-hundred children in Virginia tested positive for lead poisoning.
Officials say if your home has metal pipes or even a brass faucet -- there could be lead seeping into your drinking water.
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In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that 10 to 20 percent of people exposed to lead get it from their drinking water.
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((KRISTEN KIDD/PREVENTION SPECIALIST; LEAD EXPOSURE ESPECIALLY IN CHILDREN UNDER SIX IS A BIG CONCERN BECAUSE IT CAN AFFECT THEIR DEVELOPMENT AND CAN AFFECT THEIR PERFORMANCE IN SCHOOL AND LATER ON IN LIFE 55 ANY EXPOSURE IS TO LEAD A CONCERN ))
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The most likely source of the lead in the water is from your home's plumbing.
To reduce your risk, flush your pipes before drinking the water. Do this by running cold water for at least a minute.
And always use cold water for cooking or drinking.
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((HOT WATER HAS MORE OF POTENTIAL TO LEACH LED FROM SOLDER OR THE FIXTURES.))
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If you suspect your child has been exposed to lead, you can have your family physician run a blood test.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
A lingering chance of rain through this evening.
Expect highs today only reaching the upper 40s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete forecast, coming up.





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Authorities have confirmed that a Virginia Tech student fell out of a fourth floor window earlier this morning.
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The accident happened on campus around 4 A-M at the West Ambler Johnston Residence Hall. The student was taken to Montgomery Regional Hospital. There's no word on the extent of his injuries. Authorities are still investigating.
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Legislators are continuing efforts to reslove the budget stalemate in Richmond.
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Yesterday state senate conferees dropped a proposed gasoline tax increase thereby giving up hopes of providing 1.6 billion dollars for new road construction.
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((SENATOR JOHN CHICHESTER/R-FREDERICKSBURG: THIS IS A SIGNIFICANT CONCESSION TO US TO MOVE VIRTUALLY HALFWAY TO THE HOUSE.))
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Senators say that halfway is as far as they will go. They say they will continue to fight for a sales and income tax increase so the state can put more money into public education. But the House Republicans say the tax increases are still too high. They say although they appreciate the concession, halfway is not far enough to get them to a budget agreement.
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((DELEGATE MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: I'D SAY WE'RE A LOT CLOSER. THE SENATE JUST NEEDS TO COME DOWN A COUPLE BILLION MORE AND THEN WE'LL BE THERE.))
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Once again, lawmakers are stuck on the issue of raising the sales and income tax. And despite movement by the Senate, the state budget negotiations are still going nowhere.
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A Henry County girl convicted of trying to set her grandparents on fire was sentenced yesterday.
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16-year-old Jessica Dawn Hess will spend the next five years in a juvenile detention home in Richmond.
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She was convicted of attempted capital murder, arson and grand larceny, for setting fire to her grandparents' home in 2002 as they slept.
Her father was also inside, but all three got out safely.
A judge suspended Hess' 45-year sentence, pending probation.
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An agreement has been made clearing the way for construction in the new Riverside Center for Research and Technology.
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The Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority and the owner of Roanoke City Mills have agreed on a purchase price of eight million dollars.
The building will be demolished once the mill constructs a new facility and relocates.
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((I THINK OBVIOUSLY IT IS A MAJOR STEP FORWARD TO ALLOW US TO BEGIN DEVELOPMENT IN THE AREA FOR THE FIRST BUILDING THAT CARILION HAS PLANNED, ALSO HOPEFULLY PROVIDES AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE MILL TO MOVE FORWARD WITH ITS PLANS.))
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Roanoke City Mills has been a part of the cityscape for more than 80 years. The facility on Jefferson Street produces 500- thousand pounds of finished flour a day. (------------)