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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We'll see the sun return today, but don't rule out the possibility of isolated thunderstorms this afternoon.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete forecast, coming up.





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Alleghany County authorities are investigating a fatal shooting. The Sheriff's office reportedly received a 9-1-1 call around 8:30 last night. The Sheriff says officers responded to 112 Hallie's Road in the Clearview Subdivision and found 43 year old Ronnie Eugene Sorrels with a single gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy will be performed later today at the State Medical Examiner's office in Roanoke. The victim's wife, Janet Gail Sorrels, was arrested and charged with first degree murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. She's being held at the Alleghany Regional Jail and will be arraigned tomorrow. A motive has not been disclosed.

[7-11Augusta-Murder]


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Augusta County authorities have ruled a weekend shooting a murder-suicide.
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Sheriff Randy Fisher says 18-year-old Chadwick Woodson shot his former girlfriend, 19-year-old Angela Lucas and her friend, 23-year-old Jennifer Bassett at Bassett's home in Stuarts Draft on Sunday morning. According to reports, Woodson came to the trailer early that day. When a family member arrived just before 10:30, he found everyone but the couple's 8-month old baby dead. People in the community say the news was shocking.
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((MIKE HUFFMAN, NEIGHBOR: IT REALLY IS, ESPECIALLY FOR THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. YOU THINK IN A RURAL AREA LIKE THIS YOU WOULDN'T HEAR ABOUT SOMETHING LIKE THIS...))
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The bodies were taken to the medical examiners office for autopsies. Meanwhile, the baby is in the care of family members.

[7-VOBBedford-Budget]


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Bedford County teachers are putting their two cents in over a dispute between the school board and county leaders.

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They showed up in large numbers at last night's Board of Supervisors meeting.
The board voted to cut the county's tax rate by a penny and pay for it by reducing the school system's budget by 425-thousand dollars.
Superivsors made the cut after the school system budgeted what some say is big raises for administrators.
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((BOBBY POLLARD/BEDFORD CO. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: WE IN GOOD FAITH ASKED THE SCHOOL BOARD TO REDUCE THE PERCENTAGE OF THE RAISE TO EQUAL THE TEACHER'S SALARIES. I DON'T WANT TO DO ANYTHING TO JEPODARDIZE THE TEACHER'S SALARIES BUT AT THE SAME TIME, PERCENTAGE IS ON THE HIGH END OF THE SCALE AMOUNTS TO A WHOLE LOT OF MONEY.))
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The chairman of the school board says he may propose a nearly one percent reduction in raises for all school personnel to cover the cut.
The school board will take up the issue next week.
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Blacksburg High School students will notice some familiar faces on The Early Show. A group from the school is scheduled to appear this morning with Dave Price on The Plaza. You can catch that around 8:30 right here on WDBJ-7.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We're starting out rather cool, but temperatures will climb into the 60s for highs.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the Tuesday outlook, right after the news.

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Alleghany County officials are looking into a fatal shooting. The Sheriff's office reportedly received a 9-1-1 call around 8:30 last night. The Sheriff says officers responded to 112 Hallie's Road in the Clearview Subdivision and found 43 year old Ronnie Eugene Sorrels with a single gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy will be performed later today at the State Medical Examiner's office in Roanoke. The victim's wife, Janet Gail Sorrels, was arrested and charged with first degree murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. She's being held at the Alleghany Regional Jail and will be arraigned tomorrow. A motive has not been disclosed.

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Roanoke officials say the deer management program is a success.
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Between November and February sharpshooters took 109 deer within Roanoke City limits. Roanoke police donated the 83-hundred pounds of meat to Hunters for the Hungry. The program was approved by city council a year ago as a way to solve the city's deer overpopulation problem. Officials say too many deer can result in disease, damage to landscaping and car accidents. Police say the first season concluded with "favorable results."
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[55-11Bioterrorism]


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Public safety and health agencies are learning about bioterrorism.
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Law enforcement, public health employees and others gathered at a Roanoke yesterday to learn about Forensic Epidemiology.
The Virginia Department of Health offered the training, hoping to strengthen communication between each agency in the event of an attack.
Training will continue today with scenario-driven exercises.
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[55-11United-Way]


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Extra help is on its way to the Montgomery, Radford and Floyd United Ways.
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For the first time in 12 years the agency has raised less money than the year before. It's about 120-thousand dollars short of its goal. That's a 6-percent decrease from last year's campaign. Agency officials say money is tight and the losses to local programs could be far-reaching.
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((KYMN DAVIDSON HAMLEY:IT WILL IMPACT US HERE, WE'RE TRYING TO KEEP OUR COSTS AS LOW AS POSSIBLE. WE HAVE CUT BACK IN EVERY AREA THAT WE POSSIBLY COULD. GOING FORWARD INTO THE NEXT WE DO NOT EXPECTE A BUDGET WITH ANY INCREASES. :47))
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The goal was to raise a little more than a million dollars. Officials say it's not too late to help out. The United Way is still accepting donations for it's 2003-2004 campaign through the end of June.
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Some area high school students will be on the Early Show this morning. A group from Blacksburg High School is scheduled to appear this morning with Dave Price on The Plaza. You can catch that around 8 and 8:30 right here on WDBJ-7.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We'll have a quiet first half of the day, but scattered thunderstorms are possible this afternoon.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the seven day forecast, coming up.





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Alleghany County authorities are investigating a fatal shooting. The Sheriff's office reportedly received a 9-1-1 call around 8:30 last night. The Sheriff says officers responded to 112 Hallie's Road in the Clearview Subdivision and found 43 year old Ronnie Eugene Sorrels with a single gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy will be performed later today at the State Medical Examiner's office in Roanoke. The victim's wife, Janet Gail Sorrels, was arrested and charged with first degree murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. She's being held at the Alleghany Regional Jail and will be arraigned tomorrow. A motive has not been disclosed.

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A Roanoke woman is recovering from injuries she sustain when part of her ceiling caved-in on her.
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It happened at the Afton Gardens apartments on Hunt Avenue. 21-year-old Latasha Webb says she was taking a shower, when part of the ceiling fell on her head. Apartment manager, Webbie Hemp, says flooding from an overflowed toilet upstairs caused the accident, but Webb's mother says her daughter notified maintenance several months ago that she was having problems.
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((DENISE ABRAMS/WEBB'S MOTHER: IF THEY TOOK CARE OF THE MATTER SOONER, IT WOULDN'T HAVE HAPPENED. AND I THANK THAT MY GRANDKIDS DIDN'T GO INTO THE BATHROOM OR NOTHING LIKE THAT, OTHERWISE THEY COULD HAVE GOT SERIOUSLY HURT THAN WHAT ALREADY HAPPENED TO MY DAUGHTER.))
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Hemp says she was unaware of any prior complaints about the ceiling, but she will look into it. Webb was taken to Roanoke Community Hospital, where she was treated and released.
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For more than two years cadets at Virginia Military Institute have not stood for a prayer before dinner.
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In fact, they don't even dine together as a corps anymore. So, as far as VMI's concerned, school prayer is a moot issue.
The U-S Supreme Court thought so too, refusing to review two lower-court rulings that found the public prayer unconstitutional. The state appealed those decisions.
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((JERRY KILGORE/VA ATTORNEY GENERAL; THIS WAS AN ADULT SETTING AT VMI AS PART OF A CEREMONY, AND NO ONE WAS EVER REQUIRED TO TAKE PART. THAT'S EXACTLY THE TYPE OF CEREMONIAL PRAYERS WE NEED TO FOSTER IN THIS COUNTRY, NOT PROHIBIT.))
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Justice Antonin Scalia compared yesterday's denial of the appeal to the 1996 ruling that compelled V-M-I to admit women. "This time, however," Justice Scalia wrote, V-M-I's "cause has been ignored rather than rejected- -though the consequence will be just the same."
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Blacksburg High School students will notice some familiar faces on The Early Show. A group from the school is scheduled to appear this morning with Dave Price on The Plaza. You can catch that at 8:30 right here on WDBJ-7.