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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Mostly sunny today with temperatures warming nicely.
We'll see highs in the mod 60s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete outlook, coming up.

But first we have some school information to pass along to you this morning.
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[take schooltouch fs] In Campbell County, Altavista High and Middle School is closed today because of a power outage.

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[7-Election-Day]


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Polls have been open since 6 this morning, as Roanoke city voters prepare to elect a new mayor, among other key leaders.

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Susan Bahorich is standing by at William Ruffner Middle School in Roanoke. Susan, are you seeing many folks there yet?
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[7-11Voting]


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According to Montgomery County election officials, winners of the Blacksburg town council race may not be known until later this week.
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The Toms creek sewer issue is the staple of the election. Three candidates are "for" the current plan to extend a sewer line to Toms Creek, while three candidates favor a different type of sewer system. Two of those candidates are not on the ballot and have to be written in.
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((RANDALL WERTZ: ITS A PRETTY SIMPLY PROCESS IF YOU HAVEN'T DONE IT BEFORE IT COULD BE DAUNTING. AND SO FORTH FOR THE VOTERS. SO IF THEY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS HAVE THEM GET IN TOUCH WITH THE ELECTION OFFICIALS.))
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On election night, officials say they will only have vote TOTALS for the "write-ins." Those votes have to be individually certified on Wednesday by the electoral board.
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News 7 will bring you election news and returns from key races throughout the region this evening.
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[Take Election Web FS] And you can find continuously-updated results for all contested races at wdbj7-dot-com.
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[7-VOM'ville-Murder]


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In other news, A nearly five year old murder case may be coming to a close. Martinsville Police believe they have sloved a the case.
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19 year old Dion Hairston was gunned down August 23rd, 1999 in front of Albert Harris School in Martinsville.
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Police had several suspects but never had enough evidence to make an arrest.
That changed when investigators re-opened the case four months ago.
It has led to charges against 27 year old Steven Turner and 24 year old Marquise Grant.
Both are serving time in prison on unrelated charges.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
You might need a jacket this morning, with cool temperatures as you first head out.
But we're in store for a big warm-up later in the week.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the extended forecaset, coming up.

But first we have some school information to pass along to you this morning.
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[take schooltouch fs] In Campbell County, Altavista High and Middle School are closed today because of a power outage.
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[55-Election-Day]


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It's Election Day in towns and cities throughout the Commonwealth-- Polls have been open for nearly two hours.

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Susan Bahorich is standing by at William Ruffner Middle School in Roanoke. Susan, how busy has it been there so far?
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News 7 will bring you election news and returns from key races throughout the region this evening.
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[Take Election Web FS] And you can find continuously-updated results for all contested races at wdbj7-dot-com.
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[55-6-Radford-Arson]


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In other news, Radford University Police are looking into who may have caused two fires in a residence hall.
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Police say two small in-cendiary devices have been ignited in Tyler Hall in the last two weeks. No one was injured and no property was damaged. Evidence seized in both cases has been sent to a state forensic lab for analysis.
Investigators say they're taking the matter seriously and will aggressively pursue the case. Anyone with information is asked to call University Police.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Dress in layers today, with chilly temperatures now, but mild highs in the 60s for this afternoon.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, up next in the forecast.
But first we have some school information to pass along to you this morning.
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[take schooltouch fs] In Campbell County, Altavista High and Middle School is closed because of a power outage.
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[8-Election-Day]


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Voters have been heading to the polls since 6 this morning to choose new leaders in cities and towns across the Commonwealth.
Polls will stay open until seven tonight.
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Susan Bahorich joins us now from William Ruffner Middle School in Roanoke. Hi Susan...
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News 7 will bring you election news and returns from key races throughout the region this evening.
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[Take Election Web FS] And you can find continuously-updated results for all contested races at wdbj7-dot-com.
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[8-11Salem-Robbery]


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In other news, Salem Police are looking for a man in involved in bank robbery.
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The hold up occurred after one o'clock yesterday morning at the Lakeside Branch of B-B-and-T. Investigators say a man told one of the tellers he had a gun and demanded money. The suspect was described as a five foot nine, heavy set white man in his mid to late 40s. Police say he was wearing a black suit with a cream-colored fedora- style hat. He was last seen on foot headed toward East Main street and Electric Road. Anyone with information is asked to call the Salem Police Department.
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[8-State-Budget]


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The House and Senate broke off budget talks earlier this morning just as the new two-year budget deal appeared to be within reach. The House and Senate teams shuttled written proposals back and forth, but negotiations hit a snag shortly after midnight and both sides gave up around 1 a-m. The two sides are likely to resume talks on Thursday. Negotiators say many major points have been resolved and only details are remaining.