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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Rainy today, with some folks in the higher elevation seeing snow showers.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete forecast, coming up.

But first we have some school announcements to pass along to you this morning.
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[Take FS Schooltouch] In Giles County, only Eastern Elementary is closed because of a power outage. And, Grayson County schools are on a two hour delay because of some winter weather there.
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A power pole that split earlier this morning at Tennessee Avenue and Peters Creek Road in Roanoke is not only responsible for large power outage, it's also affecting the morning commute.
1600 customers lost power around 4:15. An A-E-P spokesman says power was restored to 11-hundred of those customers just before 7 o-clock. The remaining 500 customers will be without power until the pole is replaced. That probably won't happen before 11 A-M. Meanwhile, Peters Creek Road from Hershberger Road to Melrose Avenue is closed. Motorists should take a different route.

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Part of Interstate 81 near Botetourt County is still closed this morning after tractor trailer crashed near Natural Bridge last night.
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[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;]


State police say the truck ran off the highway near mile marker 174, ran over a guardrail and down a 100 foot embankment, rolling over several times.
The driver, 55 year old Jacob L. Ryn (Rinn) is recovering from his injuries at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital. He's charged with reckless driving and failure to maintain control of a vehicle.
The right southbound lane of Interstate 81 just north of the Botetourt County line is closed, but the left lane has reopen.
The rig was carrying 50- thousand pounds of grapes. State Police say the truck and cargo are probably a total loss.
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[7-Marina-Fire]


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Fire broke out at the Water Wheel Marina at Smith Mountain Lake.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]

Firefighters responded to the marina last night and found two boats on fire. Crews worked quickly with the owners and moved the boats to prevent the fire from spreading to a nearby building. No one was injured. The cause is under investigation.
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[7-AM-Short-Update]


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The mounds of evidence from the Short family murders are finally back from the the state crime lab, but the Henry County sheriff reveals there is no smoking gun.
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[SUPER=03-Henry Co./August 2002]


The case began in August 2002 when Michael and Mary Short were found shot to death in their Henry County home.
Their daughter Jennifer was nowhere to be found and a nationwide amber alert turned up nothing.
Her remains were discovered more than a month later in Rockingham County North Carolina.
To this day, investigators remain focused on Gary Bowman, a North Carolina carpenter who was implicated by his former landlord.
Sheriff Frank Cassell says he remains a person of interest and they're keeping eye on him at his current residence in North Carolina.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


As for the evidence at the state crime lab, Henry County deputies have picked up most of the evidence and Sheriff Cassell says despite no major find, it has provided some clues.


[55-WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Chilly and wet again today, with more rain likely.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the mid- week outlook, coming up.

But first we have some school announcements to pass along to you this morning.
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[Take FS Schooltouch]
In Giles County, only Eastern Elementary is closed because of a power outage.
And, Grayson County schools are on a two hour delay because some winter weather..

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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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About 1600 customers lost power earlier this morning after a power pole that split at Tennessee Avenue and Peters Creek Road in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

It happened around 4:15 An A-E-P spokesman says power was restored to 11-hundred of those customers just before 7 o-clock. The remaining 500 customers will be without power until the pole is replaced. That probably won't happen before 11 A-M. Meanwhile, Peters Creek Road from Hershberger Road to Melrose Avenue is closed. Motorists should take a different route.

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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=jja]
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Part of Interstate 81 near Botetourt County is still closed this morning after tractor trailer crashed near Natural Bridge last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;]


State police say the truck ran off the highway near mile marker 174, ran over a guardrail and down a 100 foot embankment, rolling over several times.
The driver, 55 year old Jacob L. Ryn (Rinn) is recovering from his injuries at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital. He's charged with reckless driving and failure to maintain control of a vehicle.
The right southbound lane of Interstate 81 just north of the Botetourt County line is closed, but the left lane has reopened.
The rig was carrying 50- thousand pounds of grapes. State Police say the truck and cargo are probably a total loss.
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[55-11New-River]


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State authorities think a limestone quarry may be sending chemical contamination into the New River.
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[SUPER=03-Giles Co.;]


The Department of Environmental Quality says Holston River Quarry has begun working with federal officials to clean up a site just downstream from Claytor Dam in Pulaski County. D-E-Q says the quarry may be the source of PCB contamination.
Officials say no one was exposed to any contaminated soil.
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[55-6-Schoolhouse]


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If "Conjunction Junction" and "Interplanet Janet" set off catchy tunes in your head, you'll fit right in at Mill Mountain Theatre.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=13:27:30 - 13:27:36]

((I'm just a bill, oh yes, I'm only a bill and if they vote for me on Capitol Hill...))
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[OUT Q=if they vote for me on Capital Hill...]
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Schoolhouse Rock LIVE features the songs and lessons of the series of animated shorts of the same name.
The cartoons aired Saturday mornings on ABC between 1973 and 1985. The network recently started re-running the series to educate a whole new generation of would-be rockers.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Pat Wilhelms/Director;]

((PAT WILHELMS/DIRECTOR: EVERYONE KNOWS "LOLLY, LOLLY, LOLLY, GET YOUR ADVERBS HERE." ADULTS JUST HAVE A GRIN ON THEIR FACES AND YOU CAN SEE THEIR LIPS MOVING. NOSTALIA'S WHAT MAKES IT GREAT 'CAUSE PARENTS AND KIDS BOTH CAN ENJOY IT.))
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[OUT Q=parents and kids both can enjoy it.]
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"School House Rock LIVE" runs until April tenth on the Trinkle Main Stage at Center in the Square.
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
A cold rain will continue, with a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon.
Meanwhile, the higher elevations are seeing snow showers this morning.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, coming up.

But first we have some school announcements to pass along to you.
(+++++++++++++)

[Take FS Schooltouch]
In Giles County, only Eastern Elementary is closed because of a power outage.
And, Grayson County schools are on a two hour delay because of some winter weather there.
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[8-Peters-Creek]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Power Outage]



[ENG#=1]



A power pole that split earlier this morning at Tennessee Avenue and Peters Creek Road in Roanoke is responsible for a large power outage.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


1600 customers lost power around 4:15. An A-E-P spokesman says power was restored to 11-hundred of those customers just before 7 o-clock. The remaining 500 customers will be without power until the pole is replaced. That probably won't happen before 11 A-M. Meanwhile, Peters Creek Road from Hershberger Road to Melrose Avenue is closed. Motorists should take a different route.

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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=04-15 00:22]
[GRAPHIC=81 Accident]



[ENG#=2]


Part of Interstate 81 near Botetourt County is still closed this morning after a tractor trailer crashed near Natural Bridge last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;]


State police say the truck ran off the highway near mile marker 174, ran over a guardrail and down a 100 foot embankment, rolling over several times.
The driver, 55 year old Jacob L. Ryn (Rinn) is recovering from his injuries at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital. He's charged with reckless driving and failure to maintain control of a vehicle.
The right southbound lane of Interstate 81 just north of the Botetourt County line is closed, but the left lane has reopen.
The rig was carrying 50- thousand pounds of grapes. State Police say the truck and cargo are probably a total loss.
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[8-11XGR-budget]


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If immediate action is not taken, House Republicans warn that the state government may shut down.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


G-O-P delegates are proposing a one year continuity budget.
They say it would keep state operations running, and allow the General Assembly to continue its debate over tax increases.
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[SOT 05:23:37]
[IN Q=WILL IT BE A PERFECT BUDGET]

((DELEGATE SCOTT LINGAMFELTER/R-WOODBRIDGE: WILL IT BE A PERFECT BUDGET? BY NO MEANS. WILL IT BE ONE WE'LL ALL BRAG ABOUT? BY NO MEANS. WILL IT BE ONE THAT PERMITS PEOPLE TO GET ON WITH THE FUNDAMENTAL DAY TO DAY BUSINESS OF THE COMMONWEALTH? ABSOLUTELY.))
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[OUT Q=DAY TO DAY BUSINESS OF THE COMMONWEALTH. ABSOLUTELY!]
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But Democrats say an interim budget would do more harm than good.
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[SOT 01:22:18]
[IN Q=THE SENATE IS NOT GOING TO PASS THIS]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: THE SENATE IS NOT GOING TO PASS THIS. I'M NOT GOING TO SIGN THIS. THIS IS NOT THE APPROACH WE NEED. THIS WOULD BE A GUARANTEED WAY TO LOSE OUR AAA BOND RATING.))
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[OUT Q=WAY TO LOSE OUR AAA BOND RATING.]
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The House and Senate will be in recess today. (------------) But budget conferees are expected to continue meeting.