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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Rainy today and not as warm with highs in the upper 60s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the Friday forecast, coming up.





[7-11Interstate-Ax]


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A single vehicle accident on Interstate 77 injured two people.
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[TAKE MAP FULL] The accident occurred yesterday evening at exit 31 as I-77 merges with I-81. Police say the driver lost control and flipped the car several times. The driver was taken to Wythe Memorial Hospital and a passenger was flown to Bristol.
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[7-11Holiday-Accidents]


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There were fewer deadly accidents on the state roadways over the Memorial Day weekend.
State police say ten people died this year. That's down from 13 the year before.
But of the nine victims required to wear safety belts, only two were buckled up at the time of the crash.
Troopers also wrote more than 75-hundred speeding tickets.

[7-11Danville-Reward]


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The reward for information of what happened to a Danville woman who was gunned three months ago outside a liquor store continues to grow.
34-year-old Annie Delores Howerton was shot several times as she left her work place on Union Street.
Friends, family and concerned citizens have contributed about 7- thousand dollars in reward money in hopes of finding the person or persons responsible.
That's in addition to the 1-thousand dollars Crimestoppers is offering.

[7-11Vet-Robbery]


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A Memorial Day weekend robbery has a local veteran speaking out.
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[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]

Tony Conner was outside the Christiansburg Walmart with his dog Dan last Saturday when a man walked up to him and grabbed his donation bucket. Conner is in a wheelchair and was raising money for a local disabled American Vets chapter.
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((TONY CONNER: HE CAME UP FROM MY RIGHT SHOULDER AND REACHED OVER LIKE HE WAS GOING TO PUT A DONATION IN THE BUCKET AND JUST SWEPT AND GRABBED THE CORNER OF THE BUCKET LIKE THIS TUCKED IT IN LIKE A FOOTBALL.))
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[OUT Q=like a football.]
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Police have arrested 26 year old Joshua Via and his wife, 19 year old Krishna Via after a citizen on the scene got a license plate number. They're charged with robbery and hit and run. The Via's are being held at the Montgomery County Jail.
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[7-6Campbell]


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A veteran lawmaker from Wytheville has died.
Archie Campbell passed away Tuesday at the age of 82.
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A Democrat, Campbell served nine terms in the House of Delegates, and became chairman of the House Finance Committee.
He was an advocate for southwest Virginia, and was instrumental in establishing Wytheville Community College.
A funeral service is scheduled on Saturday.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Bring along an umbrella today with rain likely all day.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the weekend outlook, coming up.

[55-11Lotto-Truck]


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April showers usually bring May flowers, but for a Lynchburg man, it brought a new Ford pickup truck.
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[SUPER=03-Norfolk;]

Andrew Viar Senior is the fifth winner of the Virginia Lottery's "Tough Trucks, Big Bucks" game. The retired welder picked up his new custom- built Ford- pickup at the end of the company's assembly line in Norfolk yesterday.
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[SOT 12:19:26]
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((ANDREW VIAR SR./VIRGINIA LOTTERY WINNER: I THINK IT'S A BLESSING, THEY SAY IT'S A LOT OF LUCK, BUT I DON'T KNOW. I SAY IT'S MORE OF A BLESSING. FOR FIFTEEN BUCKS YOU CAN'T BEAT IT. LAUGHTER))
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Viar says he was mowing his lawn one day in April when rain forced him to stop. That's when he went down to "Miles Market" on Campbell Highway and bought the winning ticket. Lottery officials say there is one more winning- truck- ticket floating around. The game has the potential to generate more than 2- million dollars for Virginia schools.
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[55-11Greenbrier]


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Taking the tour of the government's secret cold-war bunker at the Greenbrier Resort will come to an end soon.
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[SUPER=03-White Sulphur Springs, WV;]

After July 28th, the resort will suspend all tours of the facility while renovations begin. The resort will be updating water and ventilation and air conditioning ducts, and tying the bunker's massive generators into the hotel's backup power system. The construction is expected to take a year to 18 months, and tours WILL resume after the work is done.
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[55-11Drug-Cards]


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Few if any local seniors are taking advantage of Medicare's new drug discount card program.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


The cards are expected to save seniors anywhere from 10 to 25 percent on their medications. But less than a fifth of those who are eligible have signed up.
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[IN Q=We're just getting e-mails from different Medicare]

((SHANNON ABELL/LOA AREA AGENCY ON AGING: WE'RE JUST GETTING E-MAILS FROM DIFFERENT MEDICARE RIGHTS ORG. AND THEY'RE SAYING SENIORS ARE DISGRUNTLED WITH CARD BECAUSE IT'S DIFFICULT TO REACH MEDICARE AND IT'S TOO DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND AMONG 30 PLANS WHICH ONE TO CHOOSE))
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But one local pharmacist believes seniors aren't enrolling because the prescription savings is not worth the 30 dollar enrollment fee, and sometimes the medications are cheaper without a card.
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[IN Q=Once you read the fine print]

((GUS MOYSAKIS/PHARMACIST: ONCE YOU READ THE FINE PRINT. YOU REALIZE THAT THERE IS NO ADVANTAGE TO THE CARD OTHER THAN 600- TRANSITIONARY ADVANTAGE THAT THE GOVT. RENDERS TO THOSE PEOPLE THAT MAKE 12-THOUSAND OR BELOW OR 16-THOUSAND DOLLARS AND BELOW IF THEY ARE MARRIED ))
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The drug discount cards took effect on Tuesdsay. They are supposed to be a temporary fix until the government develops its drug benefit plan.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Cooler today with temperatures in the upper 60s.
Rain will continue through tonight.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, up next.
But first we have some school information to pass along to you. Auburn High School graduation in Montgomery County has been moved to Christiansburg High School. Graduates need to report at 6:30. Graduation will begin at 7.




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Police are investigating a stabbing that happened in Northwest Roanoke Wednesday night.
Authorities say a man approached 20- year- old Christopher A. Cotton from behind, as he walked along the 800- block of Hunt Avenue.
They say the man stabbed Cotton just above his knee, but the injury was NOT life- threatening.
Police say there was no apparent motive for the stabbing, and Cotton does NOT know the suspect.

[8-11Flint-ruling]


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A Franklin County veterinarian has agreed with the fine and punishment he received from the state veterinary board.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/February 4]

Four months ago a committee concluded Flint "practiced veterinary medicine so as to endanger the health and welfare of his patients." The Committee proposed a fine of 10-thousand dollars and a four-month suspension of Flint's license. He had two weeks to decide whether to appeal. He chose not to fight it, and last week the Board accepted that decision.
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]

The case stemmed from the death of a dog at Noah's Ark Animal Complex while Dr. Flint was pre-occupied with a photo shoot of the clinic. That case was one of nine instances where Flint was found to have violated state laws and regulations.
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The consent order allows Flint to keep his practice open by having another veterinarian run it while Flint's license is under suspension.

[8-11DNA-Databank]


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The state's D-N-A databank has received more than 2-thousand cold hits.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond]


A hit occurs when D-N-A recovered from a crime scene is matched to a person in the databank.
Virginia requires all convicted felons to provide a D-N-A sample.
Starting last year, everyone arrested for a violent felony must also give a sample.
Law enforcement officials say Virginia's aggressive use of D-N-A technology gives the state an advantage.
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((DR. PAUL FERRARA/VIRGINIA DIVISION OF FORENSIC SCIENCE: WE'VE BEEN AT IT FOR FIFTEEN YEARS AND OTHER STATES ARE JUST GETTING STARTED AS A RESULT OF THAT NOW WE HAVE ACHIEVED OVER 2000 COLD HITS AND HELPED THE POLICE INVESTIGATE AND/OR SOLVE HUNDREDS OF RAPES, MURDERS, PROPERTY CRIMES.))
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The databank now holds over 200-thousand D-N-A profiles.
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[8-11Food-Bank]


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Southwest Virginia's Second Harvest Food Bank hopes more people will pitch in to fight hunger.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The food bank serves 26- counties in Virginia. Ten of those counties are considered to be the poorest in the state.
A study conducted by the food bank says about 41-percent of households with children in Southwest Virginia are experiencing hunger.
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((PAMELA IRVINE/ EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK: WHAT WE WOULD LIKE TO ACHIEVE TODAY IS THAT NUMBER ONE PEOPLE WILL RECOGNIZE AND KNOW THAT THERE IS A PROBLEM AND NUMBER TWO WILL KNOW AND COME TO A RESOLVE THAT THEY CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.))
[SUPER=01-Pamela Irvine/SW Virginia Second Harvest Food Bank]
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Yesterday was National Hunger Awareness Day-
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