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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We're off to a great start to the Easter weekend--
Mostly sunny today with highs in the upper 60s. Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete weekend outlook, coming up.




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What began as a routine traffic stop for a traffic violation ended with an evacuation, and the suspect facing more serious charges of attempting to make illegal drugs.
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When the state trooper stopped this car for an expired registration, he noticed several containers of chemicals inside.
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((DAVID COOPER/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: I DON'T HAVE AN ACTUAL DESCRIPTION OF THE ITEMS OTHER THAN IT'S ITEMS ASSOCIATED WITH METH LABS.))
[SUPER=01-David Cooper/Virginia State Police;]
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Methamphetamine.. also known as "crank".. is made by mixing together several different volatile chemicals.
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((COOPER: THE FUMES CAN BE DANGEROUS TO BREATHE, POSSIBILITY THEY COULD BE VOLATILE, COULD EXPLODE.. YOU KNOW RIGHT NOW WE'VE GOT SOME CHEMICALS WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE SO WE'RE WAITING FOR THEM TO COME HERE AND IDENTIFY AND RECOVER THEM.))
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Nearby townhomes were evacuated and residents in the subdivision were kept out of the area for several hours as a special D-E-A team moved in and removed the chemicals. A state police bomb technician and robot also detonated a suspicious-looking item from inside the car.
The suspect.. whose name has not been released.. was originally arrested on a variety of traffic charges.
Police say he's now facing several drug counts as well.
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[7-11Air-Quality]


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Clean up or pay up is the situation facing officials in the Roanoke Valley.
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The region was recently cited by the federal government for high ozone levels. Five localities have now agreed to a two- year plan they hope will decrease emissions. If levels are down by 20-07 the government will not impose regulations. The "Ozone Early Action Plan" doesn't take affect until next year, but Roanoke County has already staring cleaning up.

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((JIM VODNIK: WE FEEL IT'S ADVANTAGEOUS FOR US TO GET STARTED RIGHT NOW AND I WOULD IMAGINE THAT A LOT OF OUR NEIGHBORING COMMUNITIES ARE PROBABLY LOOKING AT THE SAME THING BECAUSE A LOT OF THESE MEASURES DON'T COST ANYTHING. IT'S JUST A MATTER OF DOING IT.))
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Local economic leaders say the health of the environment is directly linked to the health of the economy. They say some companies won't consider coming to the valley if there are strict federal regulations.
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Some soldiers who've been fighting for a few days off will get their wish.
Their Easter leave has finally been approved.
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First Sergeant Steven Burnette of Galax is among several soldiers of the 9-46th Transportation Company that arrived in the U-S Tuesday.
The unit's now in Fort Dix, New Jersey awaiting de-mobilization.
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The soldiers were in Kuwait and Iraq for more than a year and much longer than anticipated.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Lots of sunshine and warm temperatures on this Good Friday, but we'll see rainy weather for the Easter Holiday.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, coming up.

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Some Virginia Tech graduates say the situation in Iraq is not as bad as it may seem on TV.
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These four soldiers and Tech graduates were on campus talk about their wartime experiences to the school's Corps of Cadets.
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((TIM PRICE:ALL IT SEEMS TO BE ON THE NEWS IS JUST THE BODY COUNT AND THAT'S JUST A SMALL/SMALL PART. THOSE SOLDIERS ARE SACRIFICING THEIR LIVES FOR JUST THE AMAZING PROGRESS WE'RE ARE MAKING IN THAT COUNTRY AND HOW WE ARE REALLY TAKING CARE OF THE PEOPLE WHO ARE OVER THERE.))
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They say what was learned from Virginia Tech... definitely helped them survive the rough times.
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((DOUG CLARK:WHEN THEY GRADUATE FROM VIRGINIA TECH, THEY ARE GONNA BE READY TO BE SECOND LT.S I HOPE THAT THEY WALK OUT OF HERE WITH THE CONFIDENCE TO KNOW THAT THEY HAVE THE FOUNDATION AND THE SKILLS TO BECOME AN OFFICER AND A LEADER OF ARMY, NAVY AIR FORCE AND MARINE PERSONNEL.))
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The former cadets say a lot of good things are happening in Iraq, and they are proud to have been a part of the war.
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Bedford is expanding water testing around the old city landfill.
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Three wells were tested last month... two were contaminated by chemicals leaking from the landfill.
On Monday, the city will install more test wells and sample water from 38 homes further away from the property.


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What began as a routine stop for a traffic violation ended with an evacuation, and the suspect facing more serious charges of attempting to make illegal drugs.
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When the state trooper stopped this car on Lighthouse Drive for an expired registration, he noticed several containers of chemicals inside.
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((DAVID COOPER/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: I DON'T HAVE AN ACTUAL DESCRIPTION OF THE ITEMS OTHER THAN IT'S ITEMS ASSOCIATED WITH METH LABS.))
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Methamphetamine.. also known as "crank".. is made by mixing together several different volatile chemicals.
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((COOPER: THE FUMES CAN BE DANGEROUS TO BREATHE, POSSIBILITY THEY COULD BE VOLATILE, COULD EXPLODE.. YOU KNOW RIGHT NOW WE'VE GOT SOME CHEMICALS WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE SO WE'RE WAITING FOR THEM TO COME HERE AND IDENTIFY AND RECOVER THEM.))
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Nearby townhomes were evacuated and residents in the subdivision were kept out of the area for several hours as a special D-E-A team moved in and removed the chemicals. A state police bomb technician and robot also detonated a suspicious-looking item from inside the car.
The suspect.. whose name has not been released.. was originally arrested on a variety of traffic charges.
Police say he's now facing several drug counts as well.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Sunny and mild today as we wrap up the work week.
But showers will move in tomorrow night and things should stay wet for Easter.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, coming up.





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A former small town mayor and his alleged accomplice will not face prision time.
Yesterday a federal jury found Charles Gilmore NOT guilty of the 1989 murders of a Tazewell County family.
Prosecutors argued the former mayor of Pocahontas hired two men to kill his assistant in hopes of thwarting a drug-trafficking investigation.
Gilmore said he did not even know the alleged hit-man.

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Police have matched the shell casings from a Roanoke murder scene to those from a more recent shooting.
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Last Fall William Fernando Rodriguez was shot to death in his car on 17th Street. Joseph Salisbury and his wife have sworn under oath they saw Mark Jeffries pull the trigger. Jeffries was apprehended and has been in jail ever since.
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((IN FEBRUARY THERE WAS ANOTHER INCIDENT IN ROANOKE WHERE THE CO-SUSPECT WAS CHARGED WITH MALICIOUS WOUNDING IN A DRUG-RELATED CRIME IN SOUTHEAST ROANOKE.))
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While Jeffries remained in jail, "co-suspect" Joseph Salisbury allegedly used the same weapon that was used to kill Rodriguez. Jeffries' case is still set for trial later this month.

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Roanoke County will answer emergency calls in Clearbrook while the community's volunteer rescue squad tries to rebuild. The squad's license was suspended April first when its Operational Medical Director resigned.
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County officials say the decision by Dr. Cheryl Haas (Hoss) was prompted by concerns over operations and finances.
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((DAN O'DONNELL/ASSISTANT COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: ANY TIME YOU HAVE LARGE GROUPS PROVIDING SERVICES THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT'RE GONNA HAVE TO BE IRONED OUT. BUT WE THINK WE HAVE A VERY STRONG VOLUNTEER SYSTEM, PROBABLY ONE OF THE BEST IN THE STATE IF NOT THE BEST COMBINATION SYSTEM.))
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Dan O'Donnell says a county audit of the squad's finances turned up "some things that didn't look appropriate." The case has been turned over to the Commonwealth's Attorney. The captain and acting-chief of the volunteer squad, Lisa Stubbs, did *not* want to talk on camera. But she told News 7 that, as far as she knows, nothing illegal went on and that the squad plans to rebuild.
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