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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Turning partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms with highs in the mid 70s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, coming up.





[7-11Wythe-Murder]


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Two teenage girls may be charged as adults for the murder of a Wythe County woman.
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The body of 42 year old Vaughne Roxanne Thomas was found Sunday night, buried in her back yard in a shallow grave in Wythe County. She'd been stabbed multiple times.
[SUPER=03-Wythe Co.;]

Police say Thomas' husband came home from a trip Sunday night and found the home ransacked and his wife and step daughter missing. Investigators say the 14-year old daughter and her 15 year old friend were found at a home in Fort Chiswell where they confessed to the crime and led them to the body.
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[IN Q=I'm shocked ]

((JANET NELSON:I'M SHOCKED AND SHE WAS A WONDERFUL LADY. SHE WENT TO CHURCH AND SHE WAS A WONDERFUL MOTHER TOO. THERE WAS NOTHING BAD ABOUT VAUGHNE.))
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[OUT Q=about Vaughne]
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Police say they found the murder weapon with the girls. It's a large hunting knife.

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The Planning Commission voted in favor a plan that will decide the future of Explore Park.
It voted to bring an amphitheater and an RV campground to the park.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The county has been working to lift a conservation overlay that puts strict limits on any construction.
Officials from Explore Park say new attractions will help make the park self sufficient.
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[SOT 2:10:37]
[IN Q=Now with the state]

((TRIXIE AVERILL/EXPLORE PARK BOARD OF DIRECTORS: NOW WITH THE STATE PULLING OUT WE FIND IT IS NECESSARY TO DEVELOP THE PARK TO ITS FULLEST POTENTIAL.))
[SUPER=01-Trixie Averill/Explore Park Board of Directors; ]
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[OUT Q=its fulletst potential]
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But a past Explore Park Director and current Roanoke City Councilman is concerned that too much of park's natural beauty will be destroyed.
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[IN Q=From its earliest]

((RUPERT CUTLER/FORMER EXPLORE PARK DIRECTOR: FROM ITS EARLIEST DAYS EXPLORE PARK WAS DESCRIBED AND ADVERTISED AS A ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER AS WELL AS A OUTDOOR LIVING HISTORY MUSEUM BRINGING HISTORY TO LIFE.))
[SUPER=01-Rupert Cutler/Former Explore Park Director; :]
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[OUT Q=history to life]
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The Planning Commission uniamously voted to give the project a favorable recommendation.
The Board of Supervisors will take it up at its June 22nd meeting.
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[55-11Warner-habitat]


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Governor Warner helped kicked Homeownership Month in the commonwealth by helping some low-income families realize the American dream of owning a home.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Warner announced that the state is allocating 750-thousand dollars for Habitat for Humanity.
The state estimates the money will help at least 100 families become homeowners.
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[SOT 10:41:13]
[IN Q=HABITAT IS THE BEST KIND OF PRIVATE]

((GOV. MARK WARNER: HABITAT IS THE BEST KIND OF PRIVATE PUBLIC PARTNERSHIP. THE COMMUNITY COMES TO THE TABLE TO HELP BUILD THE HOUSE. WHAT WE TRY TO PROVIDE WITH THESE ADDITIONAL FUNDS IS HELP WITH CLOSING COSTS AND HELP MAKE HOME OWNERSHIP A REALITY.))
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[OUT Q=HELP MAKE HOME OWNERSHIP A REALITY.]
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Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built 150-thousand homes.
One thousand are in Virginia.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Today looks breezy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the extended outlook, coming up.

[55-11Bank-Robbery]


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Two women have been arrested in connection with a bank robbery.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Colonial Avenue branch of B- B & T was robbed around 11 o'clock yesterday morning.
[SUPER=04-Surveillance Photos]


Police say two women walked into the bank and demanded money. One of them was carrying a gun.
Witnesses gave police detailed descriptions of the women and the car they were driving, and a bank employee recognized one of the women as a customer.
Later in the day, Police arrested 24- year- old Tashika Kerian Noble of Roanoke, and 18- year- old Kiandre Annette Colbert of Roanoke County.
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[7-VOBKeagy-Road]


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The Keagy Road Village Project in Roanoke County is back to square one after the company drops a proposed compromise.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Kahn Development withdrew its amended petition at last night's Planning Commission Meeting.
Kahn wants to build a upscale shopping center at the corner of Route 419 and Keagy Road near Allstate Insurance.
After concerns by nearby residents, the developer tried to negotiate a land swap that would have move the project away from Keagy Road.
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[IN Q=It's hard for me to]

((MARYELLEN GOODLATTE/KAHN DEVELOPMENT'S ATTORNEY: IT'S HARD FOR ME TO TELL YOU WHAT WENT WRONG. KAHN DID EVERYTHING IT COULD TO MAKE IT WORK IT JUST WASN'T ABLE TO GET IT DONE.))
[SUPER=01-Maryellen Goodlatte/Kahn Development's Attorney; :]
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[OUT Q=to get it done]
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Apparently, some nearby residents wrote to the landowner and convinced him to back out.
Kahn now plans to move forward with its original plans.
The Board of Supervisors will vote on the project at its June 22nd meeting.
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[55-11Buchanan-Theatre]


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The Botetourt County community is seeing new life again in an old structure.
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[SUPER=03-Buchanan]

The Buchanan Theatre re-opened in 2001, but its opening signaled a change in the face of Main Street. It was nearly 10-years ago that 85-percent of the buildings in the downtown area were vacant.
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[IN Q=It also represents...]

((HARRY GLEASON, DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION PROGRAM: IT ALSO REPRESENTS A BUILDING MOST PEOPLE NEVER THOUGHT WOULD COME BACK TO LIFE. AND, THE FACT THE THEATRE CAME BACK TO LIFE REPRESENTS THE FACT ANYTHING'S POSSIBLE.))
[SUPER=01-Harry Gleason/Downtown Revitalization Program]
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[OUT Q=... anything's possible.]
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The Carter family, who bought the theatre, has spent nearly 100-thousand dollars restoring it to its former glory. They've added a new movie screen, air conditioning and restored original ceiling titles, but say there's still more to be done.
The next project is re- upholstering the theatre seats.
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[55-11Voting-Machine]


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The new electronic voting machines that will be used by Roanoke City voters in this year's presidential election have arrived at City Hall.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Fourteen pallets of electronic voting machines and supporting equipment were rolled from a tractor trailer into the municipal building yesterday morning.
Election officials say they believe the iVotronic (EYE-vo-tron-ic) machines will be a big improvement that voters will ultimately appreciate.
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
The chance of showers lingers, along with breezy conditions.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, coming up.





[8-11Franklin-Murder]


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Authorities are still searching for a man suspected of murdering a woman in Franklin County.
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32-year-old Stanley Dion Tate of Danville is wanted for the murder of his girlfriend, 28-year-old Charmane Tamika Davis, also of Danville.
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./May 24;]

The woman was found shot to death last month inside Tate's home on Water's Edge Road near Smith Mountain Lake.
Authorities believe Tate murdered Davis, after she caught him at his home with another woman.
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[IN Q=he was in the]

((DAVID CUNDIFF/FRANKLIN CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE: HE WAS IN THE AREA FOR A SHORT WHILE. OUR INVESTIGATION BELIEVES THAT HE HAS LEFT THE FRANKLIN PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY AREA.))
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[OUT Q=pittsylvania county area]
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Tate was already wanted in Danville on drug charges.
Authorities say they recovered a handgun during the investigation, but do NOT believe it was the weapon used in the murder.
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[8-11Bank-Robbery]


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Two women, who police suspect were behind a bank robbery in Roanoke, have been arrested.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Colonial Avenue branch of B- B & T was robbed around 11 o'clock yesterday morning.
[SUPER=04-Surveillance Photos]


Police say two women walked into the bank and demanded money.
One of them was carrying a gun.
Witnesses gave police detailed descriptions of the women and the car they were driving, and a bank employee recognized one of the women as a customer.
Later in the day, police arrested 24- year- old Tashika Kerian Noble of Roanoke, and 18- year- old Kiandre Annette Colbert of Roanoke County.
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[8-11Forbes]


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The publisher of Forbes magazine was in Roanoke last night, sharing his views on the nation's economy.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Steve Forbes spoke to nearly three hundred invited guests as part of the SunTrust speaker series.
His speech focused on the economy, something he believes is heading in the right direction.
Forbes also says the outsourcing of jobs to other countries is not necessarily a bad thing.
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[IN Q=We are getting more]

((STEVE FORBES/CEO FORBES MAGAZINE: WE ARE GETTING MORE THAN WE ARE LOSING BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN WE DON'T LOSE SOME AND THAT'S WHY I THINK WE NEED CHANGES IN THE TAX CODE TO GET THIS ECONOMY GROWING THE WAY IT TRULY SHOULD.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Forbes/Forbes Magazine CEO]
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[OUT Q=it truly should]
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You may remember Forbes ran for president twice and focused his platform on what is called the "flat tax."
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[IN Q=I think we are going]

((STEVE FORBES/CEO FORBES MAGAZINE: I THINK WE ARE GOING TO HAVE MAJOR TAX CHANGES IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS, MAJOR SIMPLIFICATION AND EVEN THOUGH WE HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO MAKE IT HAPPEN YET IN AMERICA OTHER COUNTRIES ARE STARTING TO GET THE MESSAGE. RUSSIA PUT IT IN THREE HALF YEARS AGO, VERY SUCCESSFULLY.))
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[OUT Q=VERY SUCCESSFULLY]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=Campaign 2004]

Forbes is a Republican and believes President Bush will win re-election but admits it will be a tough race.