[7-11Montvale-Wreck]

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A teen has died from injuries he sustained in an accident on Route 460 in Bedford County.
State Troopers say 17 year old Joseph Mullens of Roanoke died last night at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Yesterday;]

Officers say shortly before 11 yesterday morning, Mullens' Chevy Cavalier crossed the median and hit a Crown Victoria head on. The teenager was flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital by helicopter.
He was NOT wearing his seatbelt and was partially ejected from his car. The other driver, 37-year-old Todd Stone was also injured in the wreck.
Stone is the Chief of the Bedford Fire Department, and was last listed in good condition at R-M-H.
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[7-11Warner-Bills]


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It may be a hard pill to swallow for companies trying to open methadone clinics in the state.
Governor Warner signed two bills into law yesterday that would ban new clinics within a half mile of a school or day care and would require local governments be notified of new clinic applications.
The new laws won't affect any current clinics.
Warner called the measures a "common sense solution," though the ACLU has threatened a lawsuit if the location restriction is enacted.
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[SUPER=03-Southampton Co./File Tape;]


The governor also signed off on a bill targeting nudist camps for children, though he amended the language to require a parent or guardian actually be present at such a camp.
Advocates of nude recreation say the requirement is unnecessary.
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[7-11Child-Report]


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13 percent of Virginians under the age of six live below the federal poverty line.
That's according to a new state report recently released.
In addition, that number jumps to 41 percent in Danville.
A team of state and community leaders will meet later this year to review the data and decide on a plan of action.


[7-11ACV-Anthem]


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An insurance company and a group of local doctors have reached a compromise in an ongoing battle.
35 Anesthesiologists in Roanoke and the New River Valley recently pulled out of the Anthem benefit network.
The doctors argued Anthem reimbursements were unreasonably low.
Yesterday, the group announced it had reached an agreement with Anthem and therefore will once again be part of the health plan network.
Details of that agreement have not been released.

[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
It's day for the sunglasses...with mostly sunny skies sticking around all weekend.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the seven day outlook, up next.

[55-11DMV-Offices]


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When the DMV stopped its mobile services, that meant a big inconvenience for those residents who relied on it.
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[SUPER=03-New Castle]

The service stopped at the beginning of the month. The travel teams, as they're known, would go into small communities like Floyd, Gretna and New Castle to provide licensing services. For folks in Craig County, that means they'll have to drive more than 30-miles to the DMV office in Roanoke.
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((LORRAINE MUNCEY, CRAIG CO. RESIDENT: I'M GOING TO HAVE TO SIT AT LEAST AN HOUR OR TWO IN THE OFFICE TO GET WAITED ON.
IT'S A PAIN..))
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A spokeswoman says the DMV stopped offering the service because it wasn't being used and wasn't cost effective.
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[55-6-Fire-Survey]


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A forestry department helicopter is again stationed in the Roanoke Valley during fire season.
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When it's not fighting forest fires, it's giving local crews a birds-eye view of the areas they protect.
Today firefighters from Fort Lewis flew over several wooded subdivisions.
Officials say since the homes are so close together, they are at an increased risk during forest fires.
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((DENNIS MCCARTHY/ASSISTANT REGIONAL FORESTER: WHAT WE'RE REALLY TRYING TO PREPARE FOR IS THE FIRES THAT OCCUR ON A HIGH FIRE DANGER DAY, WHEN IT'S DIFFICULT TO CONTROL. IT'S GOING TO TAKE ON A LARGE AREA AND PROBABLY SEVERAL OR MANY STRUCTURES.))
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[OUT Q=many structures.]
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The firefighters say the helicopter helps them get a better look at potential problems they may run into during a fire.
They also urge homeowners to take extra precautions like using fire-resistant materials whenever possible.
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[55-11Monacans]


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Virginia's native Indian tribes hope to participate when the state celebrates it's 400th birthday in 2007.
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[SUPER=03-Amherst Co./File Tape]


The Council on Indians met last weekend to discuss how much the state's eight tribes would participate in the Jamestown festivities.
Some are reluctant to commit while they wait for federal recognition.. a process that is costing the tribes about five thousand dollars a month in legal fees.
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((KENNETH BRANHAM/MONACAN INDIAN CHIEF: WE CANNOT CONTINUE TO DO THOSE THINGS AND PARTICIPATE IN 2007 LIKE WE'D LIKE TO. IT'S JUST TOO MUCH OF A STRAIN, AND FEDERAL RECOGNITION IS OUR NUMBER ONE GOAL RIGHT NOW, 2007 IS A DISTANT SECOND.))

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The recognition bill has been held up by lawmakers who fear it would help introduce casino gambling to Virginia.


Branham says the tribes have no interest in gaming.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Mostly sunny today with above- normal temperatures in the 70s...
We'll see even warmer conditions this weekend.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete forecast, right after the news.





[8-11Roanoke-Murder]


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Roanoke authorities are going to Arlington today to bring a murder suspect back to the area.
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A 17 year old suspected of killing a man in Roanoke this weekend is custody there.
Police say the teen shot 22-year-old Claude Harper last Friday on Rutherford Avenue. Harper died Sunday evening.


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[8-11Warner-Bills]


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Companies who want to open methadone clinics in the commonwealth will have to go through some red tape first.
Governor Warner has signed two bills into law that would ban new clinics within a half mile of a school or day care, and would require local governments be notified of new clinic applications.
The new laws won't affect any current clinics.
Warner called the measures a "common sense solution," though the ACLU has threatened a lawsuit if the location restriction is enacted.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Southampton Co./File Tape;]


The governor also signed off on a bill targeting nudist camps for children, though he amended the language to require a parent or guardian actually be present at such a camp.
Advocates of nude recreation say the requirement is unnecessary.
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[8-6-Drowning-Update]


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Foul play is NOT suspected in the death of a Carroll County man whose body was found in the New River over the weekend.
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[SUPER=03-Carroll Co./Monday;]

On Saturday three fisherman came across the body of 25 year old James Wray Lawson near the Low Water Bridge in Fries.

The Woodlawn man had been missing for several months. Investigators have designated the case an accidental drowning.
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[8-11Clearbrook]


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A Roanoke County volunteer rescue squad unit is trying to hold on to its operating license.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Week;]

Officials with the county say members of the Clearbrook squad voted last weekend to "cease" the duties of chief Lee Bibbs and president Don Kelley. It's unclear who's taken over their responsibilities. The squad is under investigation after an audit turned up what one official described as a possible "inappropriate" financial action.
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The Commonwealth's attorney confirms a search warrant was issued in *Franklin* County. A motorcycle was seized as part of the investigation. The squad's Operational Medical Director recently resigned after learning of the case. Without an OMD, members are not allowed to respond to emergency calls. Clearbrook has until the end of the month to fill the position or risk losing its license.