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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We'll enjoy sunshine today with milder highs in the upper 50s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your weekend outlook, coming up.





[7-Henry-Bomb]


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A small bomb exploded inside a car near Fieldale in Henry County.
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It happened just before five o'clock in this parking lot on Appalachian Drive near the Old Pillowtex Plant.
Authorities arrived to find a bomb had detonated inside of a maroon Volks Wagon.
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[SOT 16:41:31]
[IN Q=It may be similar]

((KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT: IT MAY BE SIMILAR TO A PIPE BOMB BUT I'M SAYING THAT IT COULD HAVE SOMETHING SUCH AS A PAPER CYLINDER RATHER THAN A PIPE UTILIZED TO HAVE SOME TYPE OF EXPLOSIVE POWDER TO ACTIVATE.))
[SUPER=01-Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Department]
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Investigators then discovered a second device that appeared to be live sitting on the roof of the vehicle.
The State Police bomb squad was then called in.
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[SOT 16:41:07]
[IN Q=A robot was used]

((KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT: A ROBOT WAS USED BY THE VIRGINIA STATE POLICE TO TAKE A CLOSE LOOK AT WHAT WE HAD. THEY MADE AN ATTEMPT TO EXPLODE THAT DEVICE FROM THE ROOF OF THE CAR. THEY MADE ANOTHER ATTEMPT AND WERE SUCCESSFUL.))
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[OUT Q=and were successful]
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Authorities finally re-opened Highway 57 nearly four hours after the incident began.
The railroad also had to be shut down for several hours.
No one was injured as a result of the blast.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The Sheriff's Department is looking for two white males who were seen fleeing from the scene in a green truck with dark windows, possibly a Nissan or Mazda.


[7-6-Goodyear]


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Unionized workers at Danville's Goodyear plant will not go on strike. Dana Dixon with United Steelworkers Local 831 says a tentative contract agreement was reached just after 7 o-clock last night. Details of the new contract will be available later today.

[7-AM-Rke-Schools]


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New policies to discipline students who make false allegations against Roanoke City teachers were laid out by a committee at a town hall meeting yesterday afternoon.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


This is all in response to the death of teacher Ron Mayfield who committed suicide after being faslely accused of hitting a student.
In the future, a student who makes such allegations can expect consequences that will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
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((ANITA PRICE/ROANOKE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION: I THINK I CAN LIVE WITH THAT AS LONG AS WE HAVE SOME CONSISTENT LANGUAGE SPELLED OUT AND THAT IS ONE OF THE CONCERNS THAT I SEE RIGHT NOW AS FAR AS AS THE RECOMMENDATIONS, SOMETHINGS ARE NOT SPELLED OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Anita Price/Roanoke Education Association;]
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[OUT Q=are not spelled out]
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Some of the other recommendations include a new curriculum at the elementary and middle schools to promote respect.


Also, teachers who are accused of wrongdoing may be reassigned to an alternative work site.
Right now, they are sometimes suspended and told to stay off school property.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Another town hall meeting will be held Tuesday afternoon at William Fleming High School.


[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Mostly sunny today, but it'll be breezy.
The weekend looks nice and mild.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, right after the news.

[55-Henry-Bomb]


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Henry County authorities are looking for two men who may have information about a small bomb that exploded inside a car near Fieldale.
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[SUPER=03-Fieldale;]


It happened just before five o'clock in this parking lot on Appalachian Drive near the Old Pillowtex Plant.
Authorities arrived to find a bomb had detonated inside of a maroon Volks Wagon.
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[SOT 16:41:31]
[IN Q=It may be similar]

((KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT: IT MAY BE SIMILAR TO A PIPE BOMB BUT I'M SAYING THAT IT COULD HAVE SOMETHING SUCH AS A PAPER CYLINDER RATHER THAN A PIPE UTILIZED TO HAVE SOME TYPE OF EXPLOSIVE POWDER TO ACTIVATE.))
[SUPER=01-Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Department;]
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[OUT Q=powder to activate]
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[VO-NAT]


Investigators then discovered a second device that appeared to be live sitting on the roof of the vehicle.
The State Police bomb squad was then called in.
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[SOT 16:41:07]
[IN Q=A robot was used]

((KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT: A ROBOT WAS USED BY THE VIRGINIA STATE POLICE TO TAKE A CLOSE LOOK AT WHAT WE HAD. THEY MADE AN ATTEMPT TO EXPLODE THAT DEVICE FROM THE ROOF OF THE CAR. THEY MADE ANOTHER ATTEMPT AND WERE SUCCESSFUL.))
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[OUT Q=and were successful]
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities finally re-opened Highway 57 nearly four hours after the incident began.
The railroad also had to be shut down for several hours.
No one was injured as a result of the blast.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The Sheriff's Department is looking for two white males who were seen fleeing from the scene in a green truck with dark windows, possibly a Nissan or Mazda.


[55-6Concept-One]


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Dozens of new jobs, along with a school for troubled youth, ARE coming to Radford.
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[SUPER=03-Radford;]


After months of wrangling, city council gave final approval Wednesday night to a rezoning request.
The vote was 3 to 2.
Concept One wants to renovate the old New River Industries building and turn it into a school for at- risk boys.
The school is expected to create at least 50 new jobs for the city.
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[55-5-Bedford-Thefts]


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As the construction business in central Virginia continues to grow, one local contractor says it's also creating a new crime problem.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]


Larry Rempfer owns a windows and siding company that employs about eighteen people.
In the last three months, he's lost thousands of dollars worth of equipment stolen from his work sites.
Rempfer says simply locking things up doesn't always work.
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[SOT 12:35:58]
[IN Q=I've probably]

((LARRY REMPFER/REMPFER CONSTRUCTION: I'VE PROBABLY SPENT A THOUSAND DOLLARS ON JUST CHAINS AND LOCKS AND TRYING TO GET THINGS TO WHERE PEOPLE AREN'T GOING TO STEAL IT. IT JUST DON'T SEEM TO BE WORKING.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Rempfer/Rempfer Construction;]
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[OUT Q=seem to be working.]
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Rempfer is appealing to residents who live near construction sites to be more aware of unusual activity.
Police say the extra pairs of eyes would certainly help.
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[IN Q=On the lookout]

((TOM LAWTON/LYNCHBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT: ON THE LOOKOUT AND JUST PAYING ATTENTION TO THE THINGS THAT ARE GOING ON AROUND YOU WOULD BE VERY HELPFUL TO US.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Lawton/Lynchburg Police Department;]
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Lawton says most of the thefts from construction sites around Lynchburg are tools and not large equipment.
He says the items have a quick re-sale value within the construction industry.
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Mostly sunny with highs nearing 60...
We'll enjoy even milder weather for the start of spring tomorrow.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has forecast details, coming up.




[8-5-Tech-Fall]


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A Virginia Tech student is recovering from injuries he sustained after falling from a fourth floor window at his dorm.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Police say nobody saw 19 year old freshman, Michael Bury fall from the bathroom window.
A female student found him around 4:00 yesterday morning, lying unconscious in the grass.
The Fairfax native was taken to Montgomery Regional Hospital, no word on his exact injuries.
Police are still investigating why Bury fell, but officers say alcohol was definitely a factor.
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[SUPER=01-Marc Owzcarski/Virginia Tech Spokesperson;]

((MARK OWSZARSKI: IF THEY CHOOSE TO DRINK, DRINK RESPONSIBILITY AND TO BE AWARE OF HOW ALCOHOL HAS AN AFFECT ON YOUR SYSTEM. AND THOSE ARE THE LESSONS THAT WE HOPE TO ENCOURAGE STUDENTS TO PULL FROM THESE INCIDENCES TO AWARE OF THE CHOICES THEY MAKE AND THEIR IMMEDIATE SURROUNDINGS SO THAT THEY WILL MAKE SAFE DECISIONS IN THE FUTURE.))
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[OUT Q=in the future.]
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Bury is the 10th person to have a major fall on and around the Tech campus in the last six months.
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[8-11XGR-budget]


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It was another long day of give and take at the General Assembly.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Legislators worked a second day of a special budget session called by Governor Warner.
The House voted to advance a bill that eliminates more than half of a billion dollars in tax breaks for certain industries.
The bill is similar to one the House passed earlier in the session with one exception.
Republicans added media companies to the list of affected industries.
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[IN Q=BEFORE WE TALK ABOUT INCREASING]

((DELEGATE PHIL HAMILTON/R-NEWPORT NEWS: BEFORE WE TALK ABOUT INCREASING TAXES ON VIRGINIANS WE OUGHT TO BE WILLING TO REMOVE CERTAIN SALES TAX EXEMPTIONS FROM MAJOR CORPORATIONS IN THE COMMONWEALTH.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Phil Hamilton/(R) Newport News;]
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[OUT Q=MAJOR CORPORATIONS IN THE COMMONWEALTH.]
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Republicans say the state can no longer afford to provide tax breaks to business.
But House Democrats say the measure could cost jobs.
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((DELEGATE FRANK HALL/D-RICHMOND: THERE ARE A NUMBER OF BUSINESSES HERE IN THIS COMMONWEALTH THAT CREATE A LOT OF JOBS THAT ARE IN ORDER TO REMAIN COMPETITIVE THEY NEED THE TAX BREAKS THAT WE'RE GIVING THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Frank Hall/(D) Richmond;]
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[OUT Q=TAX BREAKS THAT WE'RE GIVING THEM.]
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The House is expected to remain in session through the weekend.
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[8-6Green-Trial]


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A jury says a Roanoke man should spend 54-years in prison for a November 2001 murder.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

22-year-old Brandon Thomas Green was found guilty yesterday of first degree murder, attempted robbery and gun charges in the death of 28-year-old David Tickle, Junior. Police say Green shot Tickle two-times in the back after a drug deal went bad.
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[SOT@10:08:01]
[IN Q=I ALWAYS THINK...]

((SHERI JONES, ASSISTANT COMMONWEALTH ATTORNEY: I ALWAYS THINK THERE ARE DIFFICULTIES IN PROSECUTING A CASE LIKE THIS BECAUSE PEOPLE REALIZE WHEN YOU ENGAGE IN INHERENTLY DANGEROUS CONDUCT LIKE DRUG DEALING THERE ARE FATAL CONSEQUENCES TO BOTH SIDES.))
[SUPER=01-Sheri Jones/Assistant Commonwealth Attorney]
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[OUT Q=.. BOTH SIDES.]
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The judge will sentence Green on April 28th after a pre-sentencing investigation.
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