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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... A summer- like day today with highs soaring into the lower 80s. We'll keep the warm weather around for the next few days... Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the forecast, coming up.





[7-11B'burg-Council]


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The controversial sewer project in Blacksburg may be one of the first issues new council memebers will take up.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Last night the candidates against the current plan to put a 12 mile sewer line to Toms Creek swept the town elections.
Incumbent Ron Rordam and newcomers Paul Lancaster and Don Langrehr won the election by a wide margin and with a record voter turnout. The three new council members say the sewer project will be one of their top priorities.
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[SOT:6:24:00 ]
[IN Q=We'll have ]
[SUPER=01-Ron Rordam/Blacksburg Council Member;]

((RON RORDAM: WE'LL HAVE TO SEE WHAT COMES UP, BUT WE KNOW THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN LOUD AND CLEAR THAT THAT'S ONE ISSUE THEY'D LIKE TO SEE US LOOK AT A LITTLE MORE CLOSELY BEFORE JUST MAKING A DECISION.))
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[OUT Q=making a decision.]
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[VO-NAT]

The new council members take office July first. Blacksburg is still facing a lawsuit over the Toms Creek sewer project. A court date is set for next week.
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[7-11Radford-Shooting]


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One man is dead from injuries he received in a shooting near Radford University.
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[SUPER=03-Radford;]

It happened around 10:45 Tuesday night at an apartment in the 600 block of Downey Street. Police say 25-year old Brian Keith Gray died around 1 o-clock yesterday morning from a gunshot wound to the head. The other male victim is not being identified at this time, but was shot in the lower back.
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[SOT: 14:53:00:00;16:41:00]
[IN Q= Well I was]

((MATT NEESE:WELL I WAS SITTING THERE STUDYING AND ALL OF SUDDEN I JUST HEARD SOMETHING LIKE SOMEONE WAS KICKING IN A DOOR. IT WAS REALLY SCARY, I'M FROM NORTHERN VIRGINIA WHICH I GUESS IS MORE VIOLENT THAN HERE, YOU WOULD THINK, AND I THOUGHT IT WAS A SAFE PLACE SO ITS REALLY SCARY. ))
[SUPER=01-Matt Neese/Neighbor; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kimberly Clance/Neighbor; :06]
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[OUT Q=it's really scary]
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No arrests have been made in the case. Police are calling the shooting part of an apparent robbery.
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[7-11XGR-budget]


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The House and Senate have finally agreed on a budget, though the final vote on it won't come until tomorrow. The two year, 60 billion dollar deal-
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[SUPER=03-Richmond]


will provide three percent raises this year for most state employees.
State police will get a four-point-eight percent raise.
And judges will see a pay increase of more than five percent.
The budget provides no money for teacher raises but local school districts will receive much of the proceeds from the half-cent sales tax increase.
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[SOT 15:38:51]
[IN Q=THERE IS A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT]

((DELEGATE LEO WARDRUP/R-VIRGINIA BEACH: THERE IS A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF NEW MONEY GOING IN TO MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT, THAT IS CLEARLY AVAILABLE FOR TEACHERS RAISES. THAT THEN BECOMES A LOCAL DECISION.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Leo Wardrup/(R) Virginia Beach]
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[OUT Q=THAT THEN BECOMES A LOCAL DECISION.]
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The new budget also provides money for the Science Museum of Western Virginia.
The agreement clears the way for a final vote on the budget tomorrow morning.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Sunshine and unseasonably mild temperatures today, with highs in the 80s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the seven day outlook, right after the news.

[55-11Roanoke-Race]


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Roanoke election officials are looking into whether or not all votes were counted at one city precinct during Tuesday's election.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Tuesday;]


The machine at Grandin Court Elementary recorded 182 votes for Democrat Nelson Harris, 74 for Independent Mac McCadden and none for Hincker or Independent George Sgouros (Score-ess).
Bertrand Mullen and his wife both voted for Hincker at the school, and believe many of their neighbors did as well.
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[SOT 18:20:15]
[IN Q=At first ]

((BERTRAND MULLEN/VOTER; AT FIRST IT DIDN'T HIT ME AND THEN I THOUGHT I'M IN GRANDIN COURT, SO HOW COULD SHE HAVE ZERO. AT LEAST SHE HAD ONE.)) ((ALICE HINCKER/(R) CANDIDATE FOR ROANOKE MAYOR: IT WON'T MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE RACE, BUT IT MAKES PEOPLE WONDER IF THERE WERE PROBLEMS WITH MACHINES, PROBLEMS WITH MACHINES IN OTHER PRECINCTS. SINCE THAT TIME I'VE ALSO GOTTEN CALLS FROM PEOPLE WHO VOTED IN OTHER PRECINCTS THAT SAID THEY DID HAVE PROBLEMS WITH THE MACHINES.))
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[SUPER=01-Alice Hincker/(R) Candidate for Roanoke Mayor; 07]
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[OUT Q=did have problems with the machines.]
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Members of the electoral board plan to check the Grandin Court machine this morning, but don't believe it will change the final outcome.

[55-6Project-Access]


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Un- insured residents in the Roanoke Valley may soon be finding more access to free healthcare.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Project Access of the Roanoke Valley kicked off today -- with nearly 3-hundred doctors agreeing to donate services.
That means Maribell Wormley can now have the knee surgery she couldn't afford.
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[SOT7:31]
[IN Q=When you need things and you're]

((MARIBELL WORMLEY/PROJECT ACCESS PATIENT; WHEN YOU NEED THINGS AND YOU'RE IN A LOT OF PAIN AND YOU CAN'T TAKE CARE OF IT AND THEN YOU CAN IT'S JUST OVERWHELMING))
[SUPER=01-Maribell Wormley/Project Access Patient]
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[OUT Q=it's just overwhelming]
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The program is designed for the working poor.
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[SOT 11:31]
[IN Q=If they meet the criteria they will be]

((DR. FRANK COTTER/PROJECT ACCESS OF THE ROANOKE VALLEY; IF THEY MEET THE CRITERIA THEY WILL BE ENROLLED AND ASSIGNED A PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER AND IF THEY HEALTHCARE NEED ARISES FOR A SPECIALIST THEN WE WILL REFER THEM TO A SPECIALIST))


[SUPER=01-Dr. Frank Cotter/Project Access of the Roanoke Valley]
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[OUT Q=to a specalist]
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[WIPE TO FS PHONE NUMBER] For more information on Project Access call 540-344-4200.
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[55-VOBFestival-Park]


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Roanoke's Festival in the Park won't be quite as festive this year.
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The festival lost nearly 90-thousand dollars last year because it rained seven out of ten days.
One of the first things organizers did this year was to purchase rain insurance.
There will also be fewer children's activities and the festival has had to book less expensive musical acts to pay off the deficit.
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[SOT 19:43:33]
[IN Q=I guess the biggest]

((STU ISRAEL/FESTIVAL IN THE PARK DIRECTOR: I GUESS THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE IS WE ARE TRYING NOTHING NEW AND THAT'S THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE PEOPLE WILL SEE, THERE WILL BE NOTHING NEW AND DIFFERENT THIS YEAR BUT THEY'LL SEE EVERYTHING THEY HAVE FOUND IN THE PAST.))
[SUPER=01-Stu Israel/Festival in the Park Director;]
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[OUT Q=found in the past]
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Festival in the Park lost a lot of its money when two concerts had to be moved indoors to the Roanoke Civic Center.

As a result, the festival had to give up all the profits from concessions.
That prompted organizers to seek out more corporate sponsors to pay for this year's event.
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Festival in the Park runs from May 28th to June 6th.

[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Get out the sunscreen today--
We'll see mostly sunny skies and highs in the loewr 80s
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the Thursday outlook, in just a few minutes.




[8-11XGR-budget]


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After months of bickering, the Virginia legislature has tentatively agreed to a budget solution.
The two year, 60 billion dollar deal-
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[SUPER=03-Richmond]


will provide three percent raises this year for most state employees.
State police will get a four-point-eight percent raise.
And judges will see a pay increase of more than five percent.
The budget provides no money for teacher raises but local school districts will receive much of the proceeds from the half-cent sales tax increase.
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[SOT 15:38:51]
[IN Q=THERE IS A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT]

((DELEGATE LEO WARDRUP/R-VIRGINIA BEACH: THERE IS A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF NEW MONEY GOING IN TO MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT, THAT IS CLEARLY AVAILABLE FOR TEACHERS RAISES. THAT THEN BECOMES A LOCAL DECISION.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Leo Wardrup/(R) Virginia Beach]
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[OUT Q=THAT THEN BECOMES A LOCAL DECISION.]
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The new budget also provides money for the Science Museum of Western Virginia.
The agreement clears the way for a final vote on the budget tomorrow morning.
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[8Hillsville-Rescue]


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As of last night, the Hillsville Rescue Squad is no longer in service.
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[SUPER=03-Hillsville/1997;]

Captain Donald Trotter says that shortly after six p-m yesterday, county and town officials locked the buildings down.
Reading from a statement, Carroll County's attorney said the board of supervisors unanimously voted to temporarily suspend the use of vehicles and resources by the squad because of numerous citizen complaints including: missed calls, a history of personnel problems within the department and unauthorized use of county owned vehicles for personal use.
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Captain Trotter admits to once using a county vehicle to move furniture and said he offered to resign when confronted about it last week. Carroll county 9-1-1 has been instructed to dispatch all emergency calls from the Hillsville area to Carroll E-M-S, a separate rescue service in Hillsville.

[8James-Search]


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Rescuers are still looking for the body of a man they think drowned in the James River over the weekend.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


51-year-old Joseph Wheeler was camping with friends when he reportedly went swimming and never returned.
Emergency crews have been searching an area up river of the Snowden dam since Friday with no success.
A fast current and poor visibility are making things more difficult.
Yesterday, a cadaver-sniffing dog was brought in to help search the river.
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