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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Mostly cloudy today with a chance of showers, but temperatures will stay on the mild side.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the Thursday outlook, coming up.





[7-11Amherst-Fire]


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After more than 12 hours, firefighters are still on the scene of a blaze at Bryant Salvage Company in Madison Heights.
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Tightly-packed bales of paper and cardboard inside the main storage building caught fire and were burning out of control.
Crews spent more than an hour attacking the flames from the ground and the air before getting the fire contained.


Individual bales had to be moved out by forklift while firefighters attacked the blaze.
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[IN Q=The hardest part]

((ANDY AIKEN/MONELISON FIRE CHIEF: THE HARDEST PART IS THESE BALES, THEY'RE PACKED IN SO TIGHT, THAT AFTER WE KNOCKED DOWN THE INITIAL FIRE, WE HAVE TO BRING EACH ONE OUT, BREAK IT OPEN AND HOSE IT DOWN AND KEEP DOING THAT REPEATEDLY.))
[SUPER=01-Andy Aiken/Monelison Fire Chief]
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[OUT Q=doing that repeatedly.]
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Authorities believe the fire started near the compactor area inside, but aren't sure how.
Amherst County firefighters got help from the Lynchburg Fire Department which provided three trucks as well as manpower.
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[7-XGR-budget]


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House Republicans say they see light at the end of the tunnel, and are predicting a budget compromise by next week when another vote is scheduled.
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Some Republicans say they have enough votes to pass a bill that raises almost a billion dollars in taxes.
The bill would boost the state sales tax by half a penny and add thirty cents to the price cigarettes.
The Senate has agreed to drop its push for an income tax hike if the House passes the plan.
But many Republicans say the Senate needs to do more.
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((DEL. PRESTON BRYANT/R-LYNCHBURG: THE SENATE IS SEEING THE MOVEMENT BY THE HOUSE IN A POSITIVE LIGHT THE GOVERNOR IS SEEING THE MOVEMENT BY THE HOUSE IN A POSITIVE LIGHT NOW THE HOUSE AND THE GOVERNOR NEED TO SEE THE SENATE MOVING.))
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[OUT Q=NEED TO SEE THE SENATE MOVING.]
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The House is scheduled to vote on the compromise measure on Monday.
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[7-11National-Guard]


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Some Southwest Virginia soldiers may be out of Iraq and away from war, but they're now facing a new battle....how to get home for Easter.
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First Sergeant Steven Burnette, from Galax is among several soldiers of the 9-46th Transportation company that finally arrived in the U-S on Tuesday.
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He is now in Fort Dix, New Jersey awaiting de-mobilization.
The soldiers were in Iraq for more than a year and much longer than anticipated.
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Congressmen Rick Boucher had to help get them home. Now he's fighting for their four days off at Easter.
Boucher's office says the soldiers were promised the days off and many family members are currently en route to New Jersey, but the leave was cancelled yesterday afternoon.

[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Today will be cloudy and a bit cooler, with highs in the mid 60s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the forecast for the rest of the work week, after the news.

[55-Dog-Attack]


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Bedford County authorities say one of the dogs suspected in a horse attack earlier this week will be put down.
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Tater, a four year old miniature horse was attacked by what appeared to be two pitbulls Sunday evening, while roaming in his owner's pasture. Animal control officers say they picked up one of the dogs last night at the Hardy Road Mobile Home park, after getting a call that it was attacking another dog. However, Tater's owner, Carol Simmons was not able to identify the pitbull as one of the dogs that attacked him. Officers say the pitbull will be put down, and that the case will remain open until they find the other dog.
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In Lynchburg, the future of an old fire station is in the hands of a new owner.
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Station Number Four closed in 1991 and it's been a private residence for the past ten years.
It recently was featured on H-G-T-V's "Building Character" show.
The firehouse.. which still has the pole in the master bedroom.. was auctioned off yesterday.
Graphic designer Nancy Marion bought it for 86-thousand dollars.
Marion's not sure what her plans are for the building.
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[55-Used-Cars]


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If you're in the market for a used car, there is some help to keep you from buying a lemon.
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The Legal Aid Society of the Roanoke Valley is offering pamphlets to walk consumers through the process of buying a previously-owned vehicle.
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Experts say buyers should find out about the kind of car they want to buy and always have an independent mechanic check the vehicle before paying any money. At least one attorney says deceptive practices in the used car market are "unfortunately common".
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((HENRY WOODWARD/LEGAL AID SOCIETY OF ROANOKE VALLEY: I'M SURE THE DEALERS WOULD SAY THAT ITS JUST HARD TO KNOW ABOUT ALL THE CARS THEY'RE SELLING AND OFTEN SELL THEM "AS IS". AND THAT TELLS YOU SOMETHING, THAT THE CAR SIMPLY CAN'T BE TRUSTED.))
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The pamphlets can be found in libraries, social service agencies or at the offices of Legal Aid.
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Be prepared for a few showers today, with highs in the mid 60s
But tomorrow looks drier.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the seven day forecast, coming up.




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A Montgomery County judge will decide if the media will be allowed in the courtroom during the trial of Marcus Vick and two other Tech football players.
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Vick, wide receiver Brenden Hill and running back Mike Imoh are charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
All three are accused of giving teenage girls alcohol and taking pictures of them as they stripped.
Marcus Vick is also accused of having sex with a 15 year old girl.
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Defense Attorneys and the Commonwealth's Attorney do not want the media at the trial because they do not want the identity of the victims revealed.
Lawyers for the media argued the case is of national and local interest and involves grown men.
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The judge will rule in the next few days.

[8-VOBTech-Parking]


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If you've ever visited the Virginia Tech campus, especially on game day, you know it's hard to find the perfect parking spot, but officials say they are working on the problem.
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The university has 69 parking lots and more than 13-thousand parking spaces.
But with more than 20-thousand parking permits issued, students say finding an ideal parking spot is nearly impossible.
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((KRISTAL GRAY/VIRGINIA TECH FRESHMAN: IT'S DIFFICULT. IT'S PRETTY DIFFICULT HAVING TO PARK ALL THE WAY ACROSS CAMPUS AND WALKING BACK.)) ((STEVEN MOURAS/VIRGINIA TECH TRANSPORTATION DIRECTOR: WHAT THEY NEED TO DO IS DURING THE BUSY TIME PERIODS TEN AND TWO ON WORKDAYS, THEY NEED TO NOT BOTHER DRIVING TO THE SO CALLED CONVENIENT LOCATIONS BUT TO THE MORE OUTLINING LOTS.))


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The university has commissioned a parking study, which should be completed by the summer.
Some of the options being looked at include building several parking garages, adding more buses, and incentives to encourage car pooling.
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[8-Training]


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A former Roanoke department store is now the site for emergency personnel training.
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Roanoke Fire and E-M-S began search and rescue training this week at the old Heironimus Warehouse. The 40-thousand square foot building is currently up for sale, but the owners decided to let the department use it for training in the meantime. The month-long training focuses on what officials call the three main principles of a successful interior rescue operation -- leadership, teamwork and discipline.
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