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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Look for temperatures to soar into the upper 80s today, with a chance of more scattered thunderstorms.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has a look ahead at the weekend, coming up.





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No one was injured in a house fire in Bedford County.
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Crews responded to a call of a house fire in the Stone Mountain community of Moneta early this morning. Four adults and one child were inside the home when fire started on the second floor. All made it out safely.
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((Ricky Tuck/Chief of Moneta Volunteer Fire Dept.: The homeowner's stated the child was upstairs. They were without power and using candles. They thought they had all the candles out. The child came downstairs and said the house was on fire.))
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Firefighters say the blaze was contained to the second floor. The cause has not been determined.
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A former Bedford County Supervisor could face up to 30 years in prison, but prosecutors say probation is more likely.


Kirby Richardson is scheduled for sentencing today.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford/March 8;]

He pleaded guilty in March to forging public documents. Authorities say he ordered his secretary to forge 39 comment sheets in favor of widening a highway intersection in his district. Richardson's fellow supervisors initially approved the project for the White House area, but when questions about the comment sheets came to light, they later reversed that decision.
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[7-11Land-Trust]


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A scenic watchdog group recently said a 28 mile section of the Blue Ridge Parkway was in danger of being overrun with developments.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Yesterday, a developer got into the act of making sure that doesn't happen. Radford and Company signed 60 acres of farmland to the National Park Service as part of a new 400 home development on an adjacent parcel. The farmland will act as a buffer between the Parkway and the development, and will protect the viewshed from the road.
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((FRANK RADFORD/RADFORD AND COMPANY; WHEN YOU ENTER ROANOKE COUNTY, THIS IS A VERY GLARING OPEN PIECE OF LAND, IT'S BEAUTIFUL, IT'S GORGEOUS, IT'S A COW PASTURE AND WE WANT IT TO REMAIN THAT WAY. ))
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The land first had to be donated to the Western Virginia Land Trust. It will be turned over to the federal government after about a year.
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[7-11Condos]


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A South Roanoke parking lot may get turned into dozens of condos, if a couple of developers have their way.
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Westwin of Roanoke wants to purchase a Carilion lot at the corner of South Jefferson Street and Yellow Mountain Road.
The company would then build 38 to 40 units on the property.
Developers Jim Body and Winter Hodges say there's demand for more condos in South Roanoke.
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They're the same developers who built the Cherry Hill complex, just a few blocks away.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Scattered showers and storms are possible as we wrap up the work week.
Meanwhile, look for downright hot temperatures this weekend.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner explains, coming up.[55-House-Fire]


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Lit candles may have played a role in this morning's house fire in Bedford.
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Crews responded to a call of a house fire in the Stone Mountain community of Moneta. Four adults and one child were inside the home when fire started on the second floor. All made it out safely.
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((Ricky Tuck/Chief of Moneta Volunteer Fire Dept.: The homeowner's stated the child was upstairs. They were without power and using candles. They thought they had all the candles out. The child came downstairs and said the house was on fire.))
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Firefighters say the blaze was contained to the second floor. The cause has not been determined.
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One third of a policeman's time is normally spent dealing with calls for domestic violence.
And people who work with violence victims say they appreciate what the police do on a daily basis.
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In Bedford yesterday, they honored a number of local officers who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in helping victims of domestic violence.
Officials say helping victims means giving them the means to break the cycle of abuse.
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((CONNI ST. JOHN/BEDFORD DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES: PEOPLE NEED A LOT OF RESOURCES TO CHANGE THEIR ENTIRE LIFE AND MOSTLY WE DEAL A LOT WITH WOMEN WHO HAVE CHILDREN. AND SO BATTERING IS PARTLY ABOUT ECONOMIC CONTROL, IT'S EMOTIONAL, PHYSICAL, SEXUAL AND A LOT OF ECONOMICS, SO YOU HAVE TO HAVE A LOT OF RESOURCES.))
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Attorney General Jerry Kilgore was on hand for the awards ceremony.
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[55-11Kaine]


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One of the biggest problems facing small businesses is the rising cost of health insurance. And Lieutenant Governnor Tim Kaine is trying to find a cure for it.
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Kaine is forming a commission to look at ways to make health insurance affordable for small businesses.
Kaine says one million Virginians are uninsured.
And that many of those without health insurance work at companies that employ less than ten people.
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((LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR TIM KAINE: WE'RE GOING TO GET THE BEST MINDS IN VIRGINIA FROM THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY; TIM GARSON, FOLKS IN THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY, FOLKS FROM THE STATE BUREAU OF INSURANCE, LOCAL GOVERNMENT, THE LEGAL PROFESSION, MEDICAL PROFESSION, WE'RE GOING TO PULL PEOPLE TOGETHER TO SEE IF WE CAN COME UP WITH SOME IDEAS TO BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION TO THIS PROBLEM.))
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The commission will hold its first meeting next month.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Highs will climb well into the 80s today and through the weekend.
And we'll keep the possibility for some thunderstorms.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, after the news.





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Five people were inside a Bedford County home when it caught fire early this morning.
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Crews responded to a call of a house fire in the Stone Mountain community of Moneta early this morning. Four adults and one child were inside the home when fire started on the second floor. All made it out safely.
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((Ricky Tuck/Chief of Moneta Volunteer Fire Dept.: The homeowner's stated the child was upstairs. They were without power and using candles. They thought they had all the candles out. The child came downstairs and said the house was on fire.))
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Firefighters say the blaze was contained to the second floor. The cause has not been determined.
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A Roanoke man faces felony charges for allegedly using the Internet to solicit sex from a 12 year old girl.
48-year-old Leonard P. Hudson was arrested Wednesday by the Bedford County sheriff's office Blue Ridge Thunder Task Force.
Hudson allegedly solicited an undercover investigator posing as a young girl and arranged a meeting in Bedford County.
Police say he has prior convictions for drugs and sexual battery of a minor.

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Roanoke's interim school superintendent says she wants to bring communication, trustworthiness, and harmony to the school board.
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Doris Ennis received a standing ovation yesterday as the school board introduced her as the temporary successor to retiring superintendent Wayne Harris. After 42 years as a teacher, department head and principal, Ennis has earned a reputation as a "healer." She's currently interim principal at Noel C. Taylor Learning Academy. The board plans to hire a permanent replacement for Wayne Harris by July of next year.
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Blacksburg's turning over a new leaf this summer.
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The town has just begun work on a new 800- thousand dollar streetscape project. 17 Bradford Pear trees are the first to go along main street from College Avenue to Roanoke Street. The town will also be installing new brick sidewalks, lamposts and benches. Downtown business may have to close for a day, but Town officials say crews will work hard to keep stores from being disturbed.
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((STEVE MILLER: THEY'RE GOING TO WORK TRYING TO KEEP PEOPLE OPEN. THEY ARE GONNA PUT BRIDGES ACROSS WORK AREAS SO THAT CUSTOMERS CAN GET IN. BUT MAYBE SOME CASES A DAY OR SO IT'S GOING TO ROUGH FOR PEOPLE TO GET IN. ))
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Construction will be going on all summer. (------------) Officials hope to unveil the new look by the time Tech students come back to town in late August.