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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Turning partly cloudy this afternoon, with high temperataures climbing well into the 80s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has a look ahead at the weekend forecast, coming up.





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The Air Force is now in charge of the scene of yesterday's plane crash in Franklin County.
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The crash occured near Callaway shortly after 5 p-m.
Both crewmen ejected safely.
There is no word on what caused the crash.
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./This Morning]


Air Force personnel arrived at the crash site early this morning.
Their first priority was to secure the scene so that residents of the area stayed safely away from the wreckage.

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[SOT 5:55:28]
[IN Q=Right now]

((CAPT. JEFF JONES/4TH FIGHTER WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER: THEY'LL PROBABLY WAIT UNTIL THE MORNING TO TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT HAS OCCURED AT THE ACTUAL SCENE AND THEN THE ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION BOARD MEMBERS WILL PROBABLY COME. THE BIGGEST THING FOR US IT TO SECURE THE SCENE AND MAKE SURE THAT IT'S SAFE.))
[SUPER=01-Capt. Jeff Jones/4th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Officer]
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[OUT Q=sure that it's safe.]
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Air Force personnel will remain at the site 24 hours a day until the investigation is over.

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The Air Force warns that if you find debris, you should NOT pick it up---it could be hazardous.
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They say call local law enforcement or the Fourth Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.
During duty hours call 919- 722-0027.
After hours they advise calling 919 722-0000
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[7-11XGR-Budget]


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Today may be the day the state legislature finally approve a budget. The new budget will raise the state sales tax and tobacco tax, and some legislators warn there will be more tax hikes.

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Many lawmakers say they are disappointed that the state's final budget does not provide more money for transportation.
That, they say, means a hike in the gasoline tax is just down the road.
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[SOT 12:34:42]
[IN Q=I THINK THERE'S GOING TO HAVE TO BE]

((SENATOR JOHN WATKINS/R-CHESTERFIELD COUNTY: I THINK THERE'S GOING TO HAVE TO BE. I THINK IT'S A MATTER OF TIMING. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE STATES AROUND US ALL OF THEM HAVE HIGHER GASOLINE TAXES.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Watkins/(R) Chesterfield Co.;]
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[OUT Q=HAVE HIGHER GASOLINE TAXES.]
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Governor Mark Warner says he wishes the spending plan included new money for roads but says transportation will still benefit.
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[IN Q=BY HAVING A STABLE GENERAL FUND]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: BY HAVING A STABLE GENERAL FUND IT WILL MEAN FUTURE LEGISLATORS WON'T END UP STEALING FROM TRANSPORTATION FUNDS TO MEET OUR CORE COMMITMENTS. WE'VE GOT NOW A STABLE BASE OF FUNDING FOR EDUCATION THAT MEANS WE WON'T BE RAIDING TRANSPORTATION FUNDS GOING FORWARD.))
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[OUT Q=TRANSPORTATION FUNDS GOING FORWARD.]
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The General Assembly votes on the state's 60 billion dollar budget later today.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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We'll have the latest on this story tonight on News 7 at 5 and 6.

[7-11Volvo]


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More jobs may be coming to the N-R-V, thanks to Volvo.
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The company has signed a new contract to deliver completed trucks to customers around the nation. Beginning later this year, Swift Transportation will be hiring between 100 and 150 long-haul drivers, and 50 support staffers. Company officials say this agreement will benefit the area better because Swift employs mostly local workers, while Volvo's current transportation company uses a nationwide network of drivers. They add that with the new agreement, finished trucks will likely get to dealers and customers at least two days sooner.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... The mercury will be soaring into the upper 80s this afternoon, and that'll mean a few scattered thunderstorms will be possible.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, after the news.

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After months of disagreements, the House and Senate are expected to pass a 60-billion dollar budget today. Although he doesn't want tax-hikes, House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith supports the additional spending they provide.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond]


As part of the House leadership, the Salem Republican fought against the tax increases.
But he says he will vote yes on the budget that embodies them.
He says Southwest Virginia will benefit from the additional spending in education and pay raises for deputy sheriffs.
But he says most of that money would have been available even without the tax hike.
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[SOT 11:57:09]
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((HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: I DON'T THINK THE AVERAGE CITIZEN WILL SEE A WHOLE LOT OF CHANGE AS A RESULT OF THE TAX INCREASES IN THE SERVICES PROVIDED THEM BY THE STATE. THERE'S ADDITIONAL MONEY FOR IMPORTANT THINGS BUT I DON'T THINK THE AVERAGE CITIZEN IS GOING TO NOTICE ANY REAL CHANGE.))
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[OUT Q=going to notice any real change.]
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Legislators are scheduled to vote on the budget package later today.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The Science Museum of Western Virginia is slated to receive 200-thousand state dollars over the next two years, but must collaborate with the state Science Museum in Richmond.
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[IN Q=This agreement is not a merger...]

((STUART HILL/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SCIENCE MUSEUM OF WESTERN VIRGINIA: THIS AGREEMENT IS NOT A MERGER. WE'RE ANXIOUS TO WORK WITH THEM AND SEE WHERE THAT RELATIONSHIP GOES.))
[SUPER=01-Stuart Hill/Science Museum of Western Virginia;]
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[OUT Q=and see where that relationship goes.]
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Executive Director Stuart Hill says the money will be used for SOL Science Education. The Science Museum has been zeroed out of the state budget two of the last three years. Hill says as far as he knows the "museum" is the only Roanoke area attraction included in the budget.
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Most schools have rules against allowing animals inside the building.
But one Roanoke school made an exception yesterday, and opened its doors for a pig who had a very special appointment with the principal.
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The Accelerated Reader program was introduced to Fairview Magnet Elementary School to get students excited about reading. The students had to read five thousand books and pass a test. They exceeded expectations, reading more than SIX- thousand books. As a reward, the principal had to pucker-up for a pig. The program has been declared a success, and the school intends to use it next year.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
A chance of an isolated thunderstorm today-- otherwise partly cloudy and downright hot with highs in the upper 80s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, coming up in the Friday forecast.





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Several members of the Air Force are on the scene of yesterday's plane crash in Franklin County, and more are on the way.
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[TAKE MAP FULLSCREEN E520]
The crash occured near Callaway shortly after 5 p-m.
Both crewmen ejected safely.
There is no word on what caused the crash.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./This Morning]


Air Force personnel arrived at the crash site early this morning.
Their first priority was to secure the scene so that residents of the area stayed safely away from the wreckage.

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[SOT 5:55:28]
[IN Q=Right now]

((CAPT. JEFF JONES/4TH FIGHTER WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER: THEY'LL PROBABLY WAIT UNTIL THE MORNING TO TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT HAS OCCURED AT THE ACTUAL SCENE AND THEN THE ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION BOARD MEMBERS WILL PROBABLY COME. THE BIGGEST THING FOR US IT TO SECURE THE SCENE AND MAKE SURE THAT IT'S SAFE.))
[SUPER=01-Capt. Jeff Jones/4th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Officer]
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[OUT Q=sure that it's safe.]
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[VO-NAT]


Air Force personnel will remain at the site 24 hours a day until the investigation is over.

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The Air Force warns that material from that crash could be hazardous and ask residents to stay away from it.
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[TAKE PHONE NUMBERS FS]
They say call local law enforcement or the Fourth Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.
During duty hours call 919- 722-0027.
After hours they advise calling 919 722-0000
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[8-11City-Voting]


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There are still more questions than answers about a Roanoke voting machine that recorded no votes for mayoral candidate Alice Hincker.
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Election officials confirmed that the number of votes appearing on the machine counter matched what was reported on Tuesday.
But election laws prohibit them from looking inside the machine.
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[IN Q=Now if it was left up to me]

((REV. CARL TINSLEY/ELECTORAL BOARD SECRETARY: NOW IF IT WAS LEFT UP TO ME, I WANT TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED AND WE WOULD HAVE DONE THAT TODAY, BUT WE NEED TO WAIT FIFTEEN DAYS BEFORE WE CAN DO ANYTHING.)) ((BRIAN GOTTSTEIN/HINCKER CAMPAIGN MANAGER: EVERYBODY WANTS TO MOVE ON FROM ELECTION DAY, BUT THE ISSUE, I DON'T FEEL I CAN GET A STRAIGHT ANSWER THAT THIS DIDN'T HAPPEN IN OTHER MACHINES.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Carl Tinsley/Electoral Board Secretary; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brian Gottstein/Hincker Campaign Manager; :10]
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[OUT Q=that this didn't happen in other machines.]
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Hincker has ten days to contest the election results.
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[8-11Sister-Cities]


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Lynchburg isn't known for being an international tourist attraction, but that didn't stop a group from Europe from coming to the Hill City.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


A delegation from Glauchau (Glough-- HOW), Germany is in Lynchburg this week, to explore a possible Sister City relationship.
The group is visiting schools, businesses and historical sites, including Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest.
A Lynchburg delegation hopes to visit Germany later this year.
Lynchburg already has a Sister City in France.
A group of French firefighters are visiting the Hill City this week as well. (------------)