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Good morning, I'm Susan Bahorich filling in for Kimberly McBroom today.
We have been seeing severe thunderstorms pass through are region this morning.
We're going to head over to the Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner with the latest.
Leo...what's going on right now?





[7-11DUI-Checkpoint]


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Roanoke County police hope to find more drunk drivers and get them off the roads by setting up DUI checkpoints. They conducted two DUI checkpoints Saturday night
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[Take DUI FS] and tell us they arrested nine drivers for DUI, and another for refusing to take a breath test. In addition, the checkpoints led to four charges for driving under suspension.
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[7-11Holiday-Travel]


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Local police officers will be out in force today as holiday travelers hit the roads to head home today.
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A record number of people is expected on Virginia's highways by this evening. In fact, travel nationwide is up more than three- percent from last year. That's why State Police are beefing up their presence along area highways.
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((SGT. TOM FOSTER: WE HAVE AN INCREASED NUMBER OF TROOPERS ON THE HIGHWAY THERE TO ENGAGE IN OUR NORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES, BUT ALSO TO HELP DISABLED MOTORISTS TO HELP OUT WHEN PEOPLE ARE BROKEN DOWN OR NEED ASSISTANCE OR TO HELP OUT WITH ANY THING THEY MIGHT NEED.))
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State Police will enforce their "Click it or Ticket" campaign to encourage greater seat belt use.
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Good morning, I'm Susan Bahorich...Kimberly McBroom has the day off.
Skytracker has been busy this morning following a line of strong thunderstorms passing through our area this morning.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has been tracking the storms.
Leo what's the latest?

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In other news, Investigators still don't know what cause a house fire in Roanoke yesterday.
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Roanoke firefighters were called out shortly after 10 o'clock Sunday morning to a home on Beech Street. They say the fire started in the back bedroom, which was engulfed in flames when they arrived. The renter was home at the time, but was *able to escape unharmed.* Officials estimate the fire caused more than 100-thousand-dollars in damage to the home and its contents.
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Holiday travelers will be hitting the roadways today, while area police officers make sure they get to their destinations safely.
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A record number of people is expected on Virginia's highways by this evening. In fact, travel nationwide is up more than three- percent from last year. That's why State Police are beefing up their presence along area highways.
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[SOT 20:57:23]
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((SGT. TOM FOSTER: WE HAVE AN INCREASED NUMBER OF TROOPERS ON THE HIGHWAY THERE TO ENGAGE IN OUR NORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES, BUT ALSO TO HELP DISABLED MOTORISTS TO HELP OUT WHEN PEOPLE ARE BROKEN DOWN OR NEED ASSISTANCE OR TO HELP OUT WITH ANY THING THEY MIGHT NEED.))
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State Police will enforce their "Click it or Ticket" campaign to encourage greater seat belt use.
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(Good Bye!)


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Good morning, I'm Susan Bahorich filling in for Kimberly McBroom today.
A line of strong thunderstorms is making its way through our region.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has been tracking the storm all morning.
Leo what's going on now?




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Investigators still don't know what cause a house fire in Roanoke yesterday morning.
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Roanoke firefighters were called out shortly after 10 o'clock Sunday morning to a home on Beech Street. They say the fire started in the back bedroom, which was engulfed in flames when they arrived. The renter was home at the time, but was able to escape unharmed. Officials estimate the fire caused more than 100-thousand-dollars in damage to the home and its contents.
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Roanoke County police hope to find more drunk drivers and get them off the roads by setting up DUI checkpoints. They conducted two DUI checkpoints Saturday night
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[Take DUI FS] and tell us they arrested nine drivers for DUI, and another for refusing to take a breath test. In addition, the checkpoints led to four charges for driving under suspension.
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[8-11Boating-Safety]


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Two people have died on area lakes this weekend, the latest on Lake Moomaw in Bath County. That follows a jet skier's death Friday evening on Smith Mountain Lake. Authorities there say 39 year old Elton Edgar Brinkley of Millboro was killed yesterday in a boating accident.