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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
The sunshine returns today, with temperatures warming up into the 60s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your complete forecast, coming up.





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The Lynchburg police are investigating two shootings. The first one happened on 12th Street around 8:30 last night. Police say the victim stopped to get gas when he was approached by a black male demanding money. When the victim said he didn't have any, the suspect then shot him in the chest and fled the scene. The victim drove himself to another gas station for help. He was taken to the hospital. There's no word on his condition. The second shooting happened after midnight in the 22-hundred block Otey (O-tea) Street. Police say a 31 year old woman was shot when a bullet came through her house. She was taken to Lynchburg General then airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Her condition is not known.


[7-11L'burg-Fire]


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Firefighters return to a neighborhood near downtown Lynchburg for the fourth time in three weeks.
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Crews were called to this home at 607 Wood Street around 9:30 last night.
Fire and smoke were coming from a first floor window and one side of the building.
It took firefighters about a half hour to bring the blaze under control.
The building still had electricity running into it, but the owner says it's been empty for at least six months.
Three other suspicious fires have been reported in the same neighborhood since March 21st.
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[7-11Wood]


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A Roanoke man will be sentenced in July for terrorizing a Roanoke neighborhood twice in 12 years.
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John Henson Wood yesterday pled guilty to four burglaries and an attempted burglary in the Raleigh Court community between December 14th and 20th of last year. In exchange for the guilty plea, the Commonwealth agreed not to prosecute the 41-year old for any other burglaries in that area around the same time period. Wood faces up to 185-years in prison.
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((SETH WESTON/PROSECUTOR: WE HAVE NO RECOMMENDATION AT THIS POINT BUT IN THE SPAN OF 185 YEARS I'M CONFIDENT WE'LL HAVE A... BE ABLE TO COME UP WITH SOMETHING THAT SERVES SOCIETAL INTERESTS AND JUSTICE IN THIS CASE.))
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Wood's attorney describes him as "scared and depressed" and says even though the crimes may have frightened members of the community, that Wood himself is not a scary person.
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He has, however, been in trouble with the law before. He was arrested twice during the spring of 1991 for a series of burglaries, again in the Raleigh Court area. His attorney says he served at least 8 years for those crimes.
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[7-11NRV-Flooding]


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Police in Radford kept a close eye on the New River last night, but so far no flooding problems have been reported.
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Radford University police emptied out the Dedmon Center parking lot yesterday. That parking lot is next to the River and flooded last November, damaging more than 50 cars. Police are asking everyone to stay off the trails.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
The wet weather is gone...now we can look forward to sunny skies and milder temperatures for the rest of the week.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, up next.

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The Lynchburg police are looking into 2 different shootings last night. The first one happened on 12th Street around 8:30. Police say the victim stopped to get gas when he was approached by a black male demanding money. When the victim said he didn't have any, the suspect then shot him in the chest and fled the scene. The victim drove himself to another gas station for help. He was taken to the hospital. There's no word on his condition. The second shooting happened after midnight in the 22-hundred block Otey (O-tea) Street. Police say a 31 year old woman was shot when a bullet came through her house. She was taken to Lynchburg General then airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Her condition is also unknown.


[55-VOBTeacher-Allegation]


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The Roanoke School administration says allegations made against teachers are not that common, but some teachers say the opposite is true.
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Administrators say only about eight to ten students accuse teachers of assault every year.
Last year for example there were eight cases which resulted in reprimands for four staff members.
The school system says none of those cases turned out to be false allegations, something educators dispute.
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((ANITA PRICE/ROANOKE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION: ARE ALL SITUATIONS ALWAYS REPORTED? THAT MAY OR MAY NOT BE BUT I WOULD SAY THAT ANY TEACHER WHO FINDS THEMSELVES IN THAT SITUATION, THAT'S A PROBLEM.))
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The school system has instituted a new policy.
Students who make false allegations could possibly face criminal charges.
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[55-11Radford-President]


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Radford University is starting its search for a new president.
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Douglas Covington announced in February he will be retiring in June 2005. Yesterday, a presidential search committee met for the first time in Northern Virginia with a consultant about how to select a new president. The committee is made up of 13 members including five Radford professors.
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[55-11Disaster-Drill]


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Ten local citizens were honored as heroes yesterday.
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They were honored during the 'Celebration of Heroes' sponsored by the Roanoke Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross.
Emergency workers, community volunteers, and good Samaritans were recognized for brave acts they performed during the past year.
After the ceremony, the Community Emergency Response Team, known as 'CERT', held a demonstration. The CERT program, developed by Governor Warner, was designed to help community members learn how to react during disasters.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Sunshine returns today, with highs in the 60s...but we'll see temperatures soaring into the 70s for the weekend.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the seven day outlook, coming up.





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The Lynchburg police are investigating two shootings. The first one happened on 12th Street around 8:30 last night. Police say the victim stopped to get gas when he was approached by a black male demanding money. When the victim said he didn't have any, the suspect then shot him in the chest and fled the scene. The victim drove himself to another gas station for help. He was taken to the hospital. There's now word on his condition. The second shooting happened after midnight in the 22-hundred block Otey (O-tea) Street. Police say a 31 year old woman was shot when a bullet came through her house. She was taken to Lynchburg General then airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Her condition is not known.


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Another suspicious fire broke out near downtown Lynchburg. It's the fourth blaze in the last three weeks.
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Crews were called to this home at 607 Wood Street around 9:30 last night.
Fire and smoke were coming from a first floor window and one side of the building.
It took firefighters about a half hour to bring the blaze under control.
The building still had electricity running into it, but the owner says it's been empty for at least six months.
Three other suspicious fires have been reported in the same neighborhood since March 21st.
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[8-5-XGR-budget]


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The budget stalemate may not be over yet. The Senate Finance Committee looked over the House's tax bill, but says it doesn't go far enough.
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The panel met yesterday to discuss the measure but did NOT vote on it.
The compromise bill WAS expected to raise 972 million dollars in additional taxes.
But last-minute House amendments stripped the bill of nearly 300 million dollars.
Several Senators criticized the 690 million dollar tax bill for not providing enough money for the state treasury.
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((SEN. KEN STOLLE/R-VIRGINIA BEACH: THERE ARE SOME CRITICAL NEEDS THAT HAVE TO BE MET. I FIND IT VERY UNLIKELY THAT I'LL VOTE FOR A BUDGET THAT KEEPS STATE TROOPERS AND DEPUTY SHERIFFS ON WELFARE. THAT'S JUST NOT SOMETHING I'M GOING TO DO.))
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House Republicans say they have moved as far as they plan to go.
They say they will NOT accept any bill from the Senate that raises more than a billion dollars in taxes.
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[8-11DIP-B'burg]


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The town of Blacksburg has come up with a new way to make some money.
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The town is creating a new ordinance against being drunk in public. Currently any money collected from drunk in public tickets goes straight to the state because there's no local law. The new law will keep ALL the money in the town.
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((LT. DONALD GOODMAN/BLACKSBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT; THE MONEY IS LEAVING AND THIS IS ONE WAY THE TOWN CAN RECOOP SOME OF THE COSTS THAT GO AWAY WHEN TO THE STATE WHEN PEOPLE ARE CHARGED UNDER THESE CRIMES.))
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