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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Increasing clouds today with isolated showers possible..
Look for highs in the mid 70s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your weekend forecast, coming up.





[7-11UVA-Arrest]


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The search for a UVA student suspected of shooting a former football player has ended, and so has the victim's chance of making an NFL team.. A U-V-A spokeswoman says Aaron Joshua Robinson turned himself in yesterday morning.
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Robinson's charged with malicious wounding.
Police say he shot a man late Tuesday night at the Faulkner Residence Hall.
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Though the University has not identified the victim, published reports indicate it was former U-V-A football player Jamaine Winborne.
Police say his wound is serious, but not life threatening.
It could be career- threatening though.
Winborne signed a contract with the New York Giants and was supposed to report to mini-camp next week.
The shooting will likely end his chances with the N-F-L team because the contract was contingent upon Winborne passing a physical.
Three current U-V-A players were arrested for a disturbance early Wednesday morning as police tried to investigate the shooting.
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[7-11Roman]


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A Liberty University student who was seriously injured after falling off a railroad trestle last week remains in critical condition.
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Marlon B. Roman was apparently trying to climb this trestle in the "Blackwater Creek Natural Area" last Thursday when he fell more than 30- feet. The 22- year- old suffered severe head and chest injuries and is being treated at Lynchburg General Hospital. Police say alcohol WAS a factor in the accident, but have not been able to talk to Roman because of his condition. Officials don't suspect foul play, but are still investigating the fall.
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[7-11Explore-Park]


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Roanoke County's plans to develop Explore Park has drawn opposition from residents.
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The county held community information meeting at Mount Pleasant Elementary School.
Officials talked about a specific zoning restriction that puts strict limits on any construction or activites that involve private business at Explore Park.
The county wants to lift that conservation overlay and possibly build an amphitheater or an RV campground.
Residents however have concerns over increased traffic and buffer zones.
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The Planning Commission will vote on the proposal at its June first meeting.

[7-11Franklin-Jobs]


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A new business is coming to Rocky Mount, and it'll bring 60 new jobs along with it.
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Town council announced yesterday that Jammin Custom Made Apparel and Accessories will relocate from California by early next year.
The family-owned company has been in business for more than 20 years, and is widely known for making athletic team uniforms, including those worn by the L-A Laker cheerleaders.
The company will also open a small business incubator in Rocky Mount's Office and Technology Park.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Another pleasant spring day on the way, with highs in the 70s.
Meanwhile, rain re- enters the weather picture for the weekend.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner explains, coming up.

[55-VOBUnderage-Drinking]


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Roanoke County school administrators are finding new ways to educate students about underage drinking.
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With prom and graduation season in full swing educators say seniors will experience peer pressure to drink alcohol.


As usual, schools are educating students, but this year they are also targeting parents.
Roanoke County is sending out this brochure warning parents about the consequences of allowing alcohol at a party in their home.
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((DAVE BLEVINS/HIDDEN VALLEY H.S. PRINCIPAL: THE PARENTS ARE THE KEY TO THE WHOLE THING. IF PARENTS SAY DRINKING IS OK THEN PROBABLY THE STUDENTS ARE GOING TO SAY DRINKING IS OK. DO WE HAVE SOME OF THOSE SITUATIONS? I AM SURE WE DO I AM JUST NOT AWARE OF THEM.))
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In fact, there was a case last month where a Glenvar couple pled no contest to providing alcohol at a party for high school students.
Roanoke County will send out three thousand of these brochures. It should be in parents mailboxes next week.
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[55-6-Harrison-Museum]


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The President of Roanoke's African-American Museum says the financial situation is so bad it's time to beg for money.

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Yesterday, the Harrison Museum announced that it would lay off its handful of employees including Executive Director Aletha Bolden. President Melody Stovall says the museum's suffered from a lack of financial support from the government and poor response to fundraising efforts for the past couple years but that the situation recently reached the breaking point.
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((MELODY STOVALL/PRESIDENT, HARRISON MUSEUM: THAT MEANS WE'RE GONNA BECOME A VOLUNTEER OPERATED ORGANIZATION AND COUNT ON THE COMMUNITY TO COME FORTH WITH THEIR TIME, TALENTS AND MONES TO MAKE SURE THE MUSEUM SURVIVES THE FINANCIAL CRISIS.))
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[OUT Q=to make sure the museum survives the financial crisis.]
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Stovall says the board plans to refill the staff positions once funding increases. The changes are immediate and will include reduced operating hours.
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[55-11Hybrid-Car]


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Dozens of Virginia Tech students hope they hold the key to the future of American travel.
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Over the last three years more than 80 tech students have been working on a 2002 Ford Explorer. They're trying to make the SUV more efficient for the Future Truck competition. 15 universities from around the country will compete this June. Tech's SUV is hydrogen powered which means there are no emissions and no need for gas or oil.
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((HENNING LOHSE-BUSCH: I REALLY THINK THIS IS A FUTURE TRUCK THAT IS A SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEMS THAT WE'LL PROBABLY HAVE IN 20 YEARS OR SO.))
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The SUV will be judged over ten days on efficiency and how much cleaner it is for the environment. The team is competing to win a 6-thousand dollar grand prize. Team members say, win or lose, the real reward is the engineering experience they've gained.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We'll see clouds steadily building up today, but we'll have a better chance of showers tomorrow.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your complete weekend forecast, right after the news.





[8-6-Danville-Robbery]


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A man already accused of robbing one bank is now charged with robbing another.
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Gregory Leon Young of Greensboro is already being held on bank robbery charges in Henry County.
Yesterday Danville police charged him with robbing another bank.
They say Young robbed the American National Bank on Nor-Dan Drive in January.
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[8-6-City-Races]


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As the election day nears, civic groups are chiming in on who they think should be running the city.
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Yesterday the Roanoke Firefighters Association and the Roanoke City Police Officer's Association endorsed Nelson Harris for mayor, and Brian Wishneff, Sherman Lea, and Wendy Jones for city council. The group interviewed the candidates for knowledge of public safety issues, and then made its choices.
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((RODNEY JORDAN/ROANOKE FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT; DID THEY DO ANY INVESTIGATION, DID THEY DO ANY RESEARCH? AND A LOT OF THESE CANDIDATES, NOT ONLY DID THEY DO RESEARCH BUT THEY CAME TO THE TABLE WITH PROPOSED SOLUTIONS TO THE PROBLEMS, AND THAT'S WHAT MADE THEM STAND OUT.))
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Meanwhile, members of the Business Leadership Fund endorsed Harris for mayor, and Jones, Bev Fitzpatrick, and Bill Carder for the three open council positions. The president of the group says this race should NOT be focused on Victory Stadium, but the economic future of the city and the region. He says those candidates know that what's good for businesses is also good for the people who live here.
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((ED HALL/BUSINESS LEADERSHIP FUND PRESIDENT; EACH OF THESE CANDIDATES, BASED ON THE INTERVIEWS, BELIEVES IN REGIONAL COOPERATION, WE THINK THEY UNDERSTAND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND WE THINK THAT THEY UNDERSTAND THAT NEIGHBORHOODS ARE DOWNTOWN, BUSINESS DISTRICT AS WELL AS RESIDENTIAL, AND THAT WE ALL LIVE AND PLAY HERE, AND NOT JUST WORK HERE.))
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The group also endorsed Jane Johnson, Gerald Pace and Howard Packett for Salem City Council.

[8-11Mystery-Theater]


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The Science Museum of Western Virginia is serving up murder this Friday.
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The Roanoke attraction will be hosting "Mystery at the Science Museum" tomorrow night. The evening will begin innocently enough...
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[IN Q=We'll have a time to mingle...]

((FRAN FERGUSON/SCIENCE MUSEUM OF WESTERN VA: WE'LL HAVE A TIME TO MINGLE AND PICK TEAMS. THEY'LL COME TO THE PLANETARIUM AND MEET THE COP. HE'LL LAY OUT THE EVIDENCE THAT'S BEEN DISCOVERED.))
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The suspects include News 7's Robin Reed as lawyer and wannabe meteorologist Bill Bruminator. The event includes a catered dinner, cash bar and silent auction.
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