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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We'll start out mostly sunny today, but we could hear the rumble of thunder again this afternoon.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, coming up.





[7-AM-Quarry]


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Plans for a new rock quarry in Botetourt County are on shaky ground.
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A large crowd turned out last night for the Planning Commission meeting.
They were there to debate Timber Ridge Properties' request to rezone 300 acres between Fincastle and Eagle Rock, so it can operate a stone quarry and processing plant.
Opponents raised concerns about increased noise and traffic, as well as possible contamination of Catawba Creek.
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((DAVID WILLIAMS/OPPOSES QUARRY: I'VE PUT MYSELF ALL THE WAY TO OWN 20 ACRES OF BEAUTIFUL BOTETOURT COUNTY. I WOULD LIKE TO LOOK AT MY BACK WINDOW AND SEE DEER AND TREES AND NOT A PIT.))
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But supporters say a quarry will bring much needed tax revenue and jobs to the area.
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[IN Q=I think the revenue]

((JOSH BRANDY/SUPPORTS QUARRY: I THINK THE REVENUE THAT WILL BE GENERATED BY THE QUARRY SHOULD IT COME INTO PLAY WOULD PROBABLY BE A BENEFIT TO THE COUNTY.))
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After four hours of debate, the Planning commission voted three to two against the proposed rezoning.
The commission's recommendation now goes to the board of supervisors, which has the final say.
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[7-11B'burg-Sewer]


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The controversial sewer project will be a hot topic at the Blacksburg town council meeting tonight.
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The plan was to extend a 12 mile sewer line along the Tom's Creek Basin to bring much needed service to that end of town and to prepare for future growth. Those against the project didn't like the type of sewer system that was to be used and wanted the line to travel down route 460 INSTEAD OF along the creek. Listed on tonight's agenda are plans to reject all bids, reject the sale of the bond and terminate all offers to purchase land needed to extend the line.
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((HEATHER BROWNING: BASICALLY WHAT IT DOES IS JUST CANCEL THE TOM'S CREEK SEWER PROJECT AND LEAVES THE ISSUE UP FOR DISCUSSION WHEN OUR NEW COUNCIL COMES ON JULY FIRST. ))
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A pending lawsuit against the town over the project is STILL on the court docket for this Thursday. Sources tell News 7 the judge will cancel the hearing and the case will be officially withdrawn IF council formally votes to cancel the project tonight.
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[7-11Snakehead]


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A fish that can walk out of water and terrorize marine life has been found in the Commonwealth.
On Friday, a fisherman caught a snakehead fish in a creek near Mount Vernon in Northern Virginia.
The deparment of Game and Inland Fisheries believes it's an isolated case, probably an aquarium fish released into the wild.
After snakeheads were found in Maryland two years ago, the fish was added to Virginia's list of predatory and undesirable species. That means they're prohibited in the commonwealth without special permits.

[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Toss that umbrella in the car again today, with scattered showers and thunderstorms a possibility. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the Tuesday outlook, coming up.

[55-6-Radford-Shooting]


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Radford Police are still searching for a second suspect in connection with last week's fatal shooting near Radford University.
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[TAKE BROWN FS ] Aamir Darrin Lewis Brown turned himself in last weekend. He's charged with capital murder in the death of Brian Keith Gray.
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[SUPER=03-Radford/May 4;]

Gray and his roommate ,Forrest Hart, were both shot in what police are calling an apparent home invasion robbery. Hart is expected to recover from his injuries. Investigators say they are still looking for one more person. If you have any information call the Radford Police.
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[55-11Bus-Accident]


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The bus driver involved in a school bus accident in Montgomery County is back on the road.
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[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./April 27;]

61 year old Bradford Charles Grems of Blacksburg was at the wheel when the school bus overturned on Camp Carrysbrook road in the Riner Section of Montgomery County. No one was injured. The school board has ruled the accident was not his fault, although state police charged him with reckless driving. Members believe the road is too narrow. The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors met with V-DOT last night to discuss several future road projects, including fixing Camp Carrysbrook Road.
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[55-11Tech-Minorities]


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The Freshman class of 2008 at Virginia Tech will be highly competitive, but will have fewer minorities.
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The number of minority students entering Tech next fall will drop to just under 13-percent. The news comes just as the school is reporting higher grade point averages and test scores for the new class of almost 5-thousand students.
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[IN Q=iT'S A VERY COMPETITIVE.]

((MARK MCNAMEE: IT'S A VERY COMPETITIVE UNIVERSITY THAT CREATES SOME WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITIES FOR US. WE ALSO WANT TO MAKE SURE WE ARE REACHING OUT TO THE STUDENTS WHO WANT TO COME HERE SO THEY KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THEY NEED TO DO TO BE SUCCESSFUL AT VIRGINIA TECH. ))
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Applications from both Hispanic and African American students are significantly down. Officials say the controversy over affirmative action last year, the hike in the application fee and the elimination of the application fee WAIVER for minorities could be reasons for the decline.
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[55-11City-Police]


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There is a new piece of equipment helping Roanoke police fight crime.
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The Criminal Intelligence and Technology Unit will use high-tech video editing equipment, along with 3-D programs to help police re-c reate crime scenes. Police officials say this kind of technology is necessary, especially when investigating hold-ups. With this equipment, officers can freeze and enhance video which helps apprehend a suspect and makes prosecuting him easier. The unit cost more than 70-thousand dollars, and was funded with grants and money from the city.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Expect clouds to thicken later today, with a chance of more scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, coming up.





[8-11Vick]


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Three Virginia Tech football players will find out later today if a judge has granted a delay in their trial.
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Quarterback Marcus Vick along with wide receiver Brenden Hill and tailback Mike Imoh are charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
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The Commonwealth's Attorney is asking for Friday's trial date to be pushed back. Vick is accused of having sex with a 15 year old girl, while Imoh and Hill face charges for allegedly serving alcohol to minors.
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/File Tape; ]

The Commonwealth says it hasn't had enough time to go over subpoenaed documents or meet with the attorney for the underage girls.

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[8-11Warner]


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Six months ago Governor Mark Warner came to Roanoke to outline his tax reform plan.
Yesterday he praised the budget compromise that finally won approval in the General Assembly.
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Warner gathered with state lawmakers, local officials and Democratic supporters outside the Roanoke Higher Education Center.
While he didn't get everything he wanted, Warner said the compromise will provide tax relief for many Virginians, raise new revenues for core services, and preserve the state's fiscal integrity.
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[IN Q=Our state's balance sheet]

((OUR STATE'S BALANCE SHEET AND FINANCES LOOK STRONGER IN THE OUT YEARS, SO I'M PLEASED. THERE ARE PIECES THAT I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE SEEN INCLUDED LIKE TRANSPORTATION, BUT THE NATURE OF COMPROMISE IS EVERYBODY HAS TO GIVE A LITTLE BIT.))
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Warner says his administration will not retreat from efforts to make state government more efficient. The challenge now, he says, is to demonstrate that the additional revenue will be money well spent.
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[8-6-New-Badges]


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They've been protecting Bedford County for two and half centuries...yesterday they received a new badge commemorating those years of service.
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Yesterday Bedford County sheriff Mike Brown unveiled a 250th anniversary badge members of his department will be wearing for the rest of this year.
It's all part of the county's ongoing 250th birthday celebration.
The badge was created by Lieutenant Tony Martin who incorporated different parts of previous sheriff's badges into the design.
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((LT. TONY MARTIN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: TRADITIONALLY FOR THE LAST THIRTY OR FORTY YEARS, VIRGINIA SHERIFFS HAVE ALWAYS WORN THE FIVE-POINT STAR. SO WE NEEDED THAT IN THERE AND WE NEEDED THE SHIELD. SO WE BROUGHT BOTH STYLES TOGETHER. WE TRIED TO ADD TO THE VINTAGE LOOK WITH THE BEADED EDGE AND THE SCROLLWORK ON IT.))
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Two former sheriffs, Jack Cundiff and Carl Wells, were also presented with new badges.
The badges cost about 38-hundred dollars to produce.
The money came from assets seized from drug dealers.
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