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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Partly cloudy with highs around 80 today.
We'll keep the chance of thunderstorms around, too.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the weekend forecast, coming up.





[7-AM-Marcus-Vick]


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Marcus Vick and two other Virginia Tech teammates will be in court later today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-File Tape;]

Vick, Brenden Hill, and Mike Imoh, are accused of giving teenage girls alcohol and taking pictures of them as they stripped.
In addition, Vick is accused of having sex with a 15 year old girl. Lawyers for both sides wanted the trial closed to the public, but the judge in the case denied their request. However, he did reserve the right to close the courtroom at times if necessary. All three defendants could faces fines or jail time if convicted.
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[7-11Danville-Murder]


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Authorities in Danville are trying to solve a murder case.
In March, 34-year-old Annie Deloris Howerton was shot and killed at a liquor store on North Union Street.
Police are now offering a five-thousand dollar reward, thanks to an anonymous donation.
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[TAKE CRIMESTOPPERS FS]
Anyone with information is asked to call the Danville Police Department or Danville Crime Stoppers at 434-793-0000.
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[7-11Campbell-Body]


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A Campbell County couple has been charged with the murder of a friend they found dead inside their home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


40-year-old Steven Wayne Walker was discovered stabbed and beaten to death inside this home on Autumn Drive near Evington on Sunday.
The homeowners: 41-year-old Richard Roy Preas (preese) and 33-year-old Virginia Boothe Blankenship told police they'd been on vacation and returned to find Walker dead.
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[SOT 10:57:34]
[IN Q=Normally a violent]

((TERRY GADDY/CAMPBELL CO. SHERIFF: NORMALLY A VIOLENT ACT LIKE THIS OCCURS AND PEOPLE ARE NORMALLY NOT REALLY THINKING AT THE TIME, AND THEY HAD TWO DAYS APPARENTLY TO COME UP WITH A STORY BEFORE THEY CAME HOME.))
[SUPER=01-Terry Gaddy/Campbell Co. Sheriff]
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[OUT Q=before they came home.]
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[VO-NAT]


Gaddy says forensic evidence ties the couple to the murder and that robbery was the apparent motive.
Both Preas and Blankenship are being held without bond.
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[7-11City-Council]


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A new 211 million dollar budget has been approved by Roanoke City Council.
The spending plan represents a three and a half percent increase over the current budget.
It includes pay raises averaging three percent for city employees, but does not call for any increases in city tax rates. Council members also made two appointments to the school board, but one proved more difficult than the other.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Alvin Nash has served on the school board for the last five months, and he was reappointed yesterday on a unanimous vote.
But six members of council split on the second appointment, when Linda Wyatt withheld her vote.
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[SOT 57:55]
[IN Q=For me I just felt]

((FOR ME I JUST FELT IT WAS BEST I JUST ABSTAIN FROM THAT, BECAUSE I COULDN'T IN GOOD CONSCIENCE GO EITHER WAY.))
[SUPER=01-Linda Wyatt/Roanoke City Council;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=in good conscience go either way.]
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[VO-NAT]


Ultimately, Bev Fitzpatrick changed his vote, and Courtney Penn won the school board appointment over Linda Wright.
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[55-WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Highs will stay in the 70s and 80s through the weekend, along with the possibility of showers and storms.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete outlook, coming up.

[55-11Police-Memorial]


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Officers who died in the line of duty were honored by law enforcement agencies from around the Star City.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


A candle-lit memorial service was held at Melrose Baptist Church.
The service included a roll call of twenty-seven local officers who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This is a difficult]

(( MARY BETTERTON/WIFE OF FALLEN OFFICER:THIS IS A DIFFICULT WEEK FOR US BECAUSE MY HUSBAND WAS KILLED MAY 17TH AND IT ALWAYS FALLS ON NATIONAL POLICE WEEK OR SHORTLY THERE AFTER. SO IT IS REALLY ENCOURAGING TO FIND A SERVICE THAT IS A TRIBUTE TO THE OFFICERS THAT HAVE FALLEN IN THE LINE OF DUTY. TOM STOCKS/CHAPLIN OF ROANOKE COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT: THIS ALLOWS THEM TO COME TOGETHER AS FAMILY AND TO GRIEVE AS THEY REMEMBER BUT IT IS NOT SO MUCH ABOUT HOW THE OFFICER DIED THEY REMEMBER AS HOW MUCH HOW HE OR SHE LIVED AND SO WE CELEBRATE THAT MEMORY.))
[SUPER=01-Mary Betterton/Wife of Fallen Officer; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tom Stocks/Roanoke Co. Police Department Chaplain; :20]
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[OUT Q=celebrate that memory]
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[VO-NAT]

Officers say this is an opportunity to heighten public awareness of the dangers they face on a daily basis.
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[55-11WWII-Memorial]


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Veterans from World War 2 are finally getting what some say is a long overdue honor.
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[VO-NAT]

The National World War II memorial will be dedicated on May 29th.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Millions are expected to be there, including many veterans from our region. This week, Blacksburg's mayor even signed a proclamation for the town to join in on the celebration of our local heroes.
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[SOT:57:07:00 ]
[IN Q=I think]

((ROGER HEDGEPETH:I THINK IT'S A GOOD THING FOR FOLKS TO RECALL THEIR HISTORY AND THE SACRIFICES THAT HAVE OCCURED. ESPECIALLY WITH THE RECENT WARS THAT ARE CONFUSING FOR PEOPLE. WORLD WAR II WAS NOT CONFUSING.))
[SUPER=01-Roger Hedgepeth/Blacksburg Mayor;]
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[OUT Q=was not confusing. ]
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Blacksburg will honor it's World War II vets at a ceremony at 11 a.m. at the Warm Hearth Retirement Community on Saturday, May 29th
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[55-6-VA-Donation]


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It was the last state to do so... but Virginia has finally made a contribution to the National World War 2 memorial.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Governor Warner presented a check yesterday for 334-thousand dollars.
That's one dollar for each Virginian who served in the armed forces during the War.
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[SOT :57:59]
[IN Q=I THINK IT WAS AN EMBARRASSMENT THAT]

((GOV. MARK WARNER: I THINK IT WAS AN EMBARRASSMENT THAT WE HADN'T STEPPED UP TO THE PLATE. BUT WE'VE RECTIFIED IT. VIRGINIANS CAN NOW GO TO THE WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL, REMEMBER, HONOR THOSE VETERANS BUT ALSO KNOW THAT VIRGINIA PAID ITS SHARE.))
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[OUT Q=THAT VIRGINIA PAID ITS SHARE.]
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[VO-NAT]


About 100-thousand World War Two veterans reside in Virginia.
But an estimated 20 to 25 of them die each day.
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[55-11Graduation-Parking]


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More than 25-thousand people are expected to attend Virginia Tech's graduation tonight.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


The ceremony begins at 7:30. Tech says the student commuter lots should be able to handle most of the congestion. Officials say hotels are packed and area restaurants should be bracing for some heavy crowds.
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Partly cloudy with a chance of storms again today, with highs near 80.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the Friday forecast, coming up.





[M'Ville-Speedway]


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Martinsville Speedway is apparently getting a new owner.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/File Tape]

The Roanoke Times is reporting that International Speedway Corp. will announce today that it has purchased the track. The announcement will be made at an 11 o-clock news conference in Richmond.
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[8-11City-Council]


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Roanoke City Council has approved a new 211 million dollar budget. The spending plan represents a three and a half percent increase over the current budget. It includes pay raises averaging three percent for city employees, but does not call for any increases in city tax rates. Council members also made two appointments to the school board, but one proved more difficult than the other.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Alvin Nash has served on the school board for the last five months, and he was reappointed yesterday on a unanimous vote.
But six members of council split on the second appointment, when Linda Wyatt withheld her vote.
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[SOT 57:55]
[IN Q=For me I just felt]

((FOR ME I JUST FELT IT WAS BEST I JUST ABSTAIN FROM THAT, BECAUSE I COULDN'T IN GOOD CONSCIENCE GO EITHER WAY.))
[SUPER=01-Linda Wyatt/Roanoke City Council;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=in good conscience go either way.]
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[VO-NAT]


Ultimately, Bev Fitzpatrick changed his vote, and Courtney Penn won the school board appointment over Linda Wright.
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[8-11House]


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A student athlete from Radford University is heading to court.
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[SUPER=03-Radford/Monday]

The captain of the baseball team has been charged with identity theft. Federal court records indicate Shaun House has agreed to plead guilty- -after he graduates- -to a single conspiracy count. The senior from Chesapeake fraudulently obtained student loans- -the government says- -by forging the signature of a fellow student, making James Scruggs a co-signer on the loan- -unbeknownst to Scruggs. When the money came through, House allegedly used most of it to buy a Ford Explorer rather than for tuition. Coach Lew Kent says he was aware of the criminal investigation, but he did not know his third baseman had cut a deal with the government.
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[8-6-L'burg-Fatal]


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Lynchburg police are still searching for the driver of a car that hit and killed a woman on the Route 29 Expressway.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The accident happened around one o-clock yesterday morning in the southbound lanes between Grace and Kemper Streets.
Authorities say 36-year-old Renee Annette Jones of Rustburg was walking on the side of the road when she was hit.


Police are looking for a dark-colored 1998 to 2002 Honda Accord.
It likely has damage to the right front end and quarter panel.
Anyone with information can call Central Virginia Crimestoppers. (------------)