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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Early fog will burn off and we'll see some sunshine today.
But don't rule out more showers and storms.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, coming up.





[7-11Trooper-Accident]


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A woman and a state trooper are in the hospital after an accident in Henry County around 5 o'clock yesterday.
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State police say trooper A-J Hairston was responding to a call-- headed west on Route 57-- when a car pulled out from Mount Olivet Road.
The two vehicles collided nearly head on.
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((SGT. TOM FOSTER/STATE POLICE; THE STATE POLICE CAR CAUGHT FIRE. THE TROOPER WAS TRAPPED INSIDE AND WAS PULLED OUT BY ANOTHER MOTORIST THAT STOPPED.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Tom Foster/State Police]
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[OUT Q=motorist that stopped.]
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The driver of the other car-- 35 year old Lisa Cobbler Johnson of Martinsville-- was cut out of her Dodge Intrepid by rescue crews and flown to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem North Carolina.
She is now listed in serious condition.
Trooper Hairston was eventually flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he's listed in good condition.
Authorities say Hairston's emergency equipment was activated at the time of the accident and that he's a veteran of many years.
State police will reconstruct the accident today.
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[7-5-Wythe-Murder]


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More details are emerging in the murder case against two Wythe County teenagers.
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[SUPER=03-Wythe Co./Last Week;]

14 year old Nakisha Waddell is charged with first degree murder in the stabbing death of her mother, 42 year old Vaughne Thomas. 15 year old Anastasia Belcher is also facing a first degree murder charge for the crime. Thomas was found, buried in the backyard of her Max Meadows home. Wythe County investigators have searched the Fort Chiswell high school lockers of the two ninth graders. According to a search warrant, investigators took two pieces of notebook paper with writing and two typed pages of song lyrics from Anastasia Belcher's locker. According to the warrant, police were searching for evidence that the teens planned the murder.
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[7-11Voting-Machine]


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Roanoke got a taste of voting malfunction when a machine failed to record a single vote for one mayoral candidate.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Maintenance crews cracked open the machine yesterday, which had been at the Grandin Court Elementary School during the May election. Election officials and Alice Hincker, who failed to get one-vote at that precinct, were on-hand. Eventually workers discovered a wheel which recorded votes was stuck. The registrar says this is the first time something like this has happened. She says the city will no longer use the lever-voting machines. For the next election, new electronic touchscreens will be used.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Sunshine will trigger more scattered showers and thunderstorms today with highs in the mid 80s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, after the news.

[55-11VT-Visitors]


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Virginia Tech has announced that higher education is going to come at a higher price.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

The new budget includes a nearly 15-percent tuition increase for next Fall. It's the fourth time the university has raised student costs in the two years since lawmakers lifted a tuition freeze.
Officials say the money will help pay for 80 new professors. The University lost more than 150 positions in budget cuts two years ago and was already short 200 when the cuts happened.
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((MARK MCNAMEE: OUR GOAL IS OVER THE NEXT FOUR YEARS TO REBUILD FACULTY CAPACITY 30 SOME OF THESE RECRUITS ARE ALREADY UNDER WAY, THEY'LL START IN THE FALL AND OUR GOAL IS TO CONTINUE TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF EDUCATION.))
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Faculty and staff will also see fatter wallets this year. The university approved a 3-percent pay increase.
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[55-VOBFestival-Alcohol]


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A local group was concerned about alcohol being served at Roanoke's Festival in the Park. But now that it's over, we're finding out how the festival fared.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Sunday]


You may remember a local church group tried unsuccessfully to have the A-B-C board deny the festival's liquor license.
They claimed there were numerous violations committed by the festival over the years.
We contacted the Roanoke Police and found there were five drunk arrests for the entire two week period, all but one were vagrants.
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((STU ISRAEL/FESTIVAL IN THE PARK DIRECTOR: VERY RESPONSIBLE DRINKERS. THE CROWD WAS GREAT OVERALL AND REALLY THERE WERE NO SERIOUS PROBLEMS OR PEOPLE OVER INDULGING.))
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Concerned Christians of the Roanoke Valley promised to keep an eye on drinkers and servers during the festival.
We contacted the group to see what they found but they did not return our repeated phone calls.
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[55-11Amherst-Golf]


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A new Amherst County golf course has been deemed in no way sub-par.
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County leaders and golf enthusiasts gathered yesterday to celebrate the official opening of the Poplar Grove golf course.
The 18-hole course was the last design of the late Sam Snead and it's already being called one of the best in the state.
Officials say having a championship-caliber course helps attract new industry to the area.
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((DENNIS JARVIS/AMHERST CO. ECON. DEVELOPMENT: MAYBE IF THERE'S AN EXPANSION THAT'S GOING TO GO ON IN ANOTHER COMMUNITY, THIS IS THE ONE ASSET THAT'S NEEDED, WITH THE AIRPORT AND OTHER TRANSPORTATION AND THINGS, OTHER AMENITIES, THAT THIS MIGHT BE THE ONE THING THAT WOULD ATTRACT NEW INVESTMENT IN THE COMMUNITY FROM EXISTING BUSINESS AND INDUSTRIES.))
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The Virginia State Golf Association says the course should start hosting tournaments within a year.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Partly cloudy today-- but we're keeping a chance of showers and storms in the forecast.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunnner has more on that, coming up in a few minutes.





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An accident in Henry County sends two people to the hospital. It happened around 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
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State police say trooper A-J Hairston was responding to a call-- headed west on Route 57-- when a car pulled out from Mount Olivet Road.
The two vehicles collided nearly head on.
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((SGT. TOM FOSTER/STATE POLICE; THE STATE POLICE CAR CAUGHT FIRE. THE TROOPER WAS TRAPPED INSIDE AND WAS PULLED OUT BY ANOTHER MOTORIST THAT STOPPED.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Tom Foster/State Police]
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The driver of the other car-- 35 year old Lisa Cobbler Johnson of Martinsville-- was cut out of her Dodge Intrepid by rescue crews and flown to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem North Carolina.
She is now in serious condition.
Trooper Hairston was eventually flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he's listed in good condition.
Authorities say Hairston's emergency equipment was activated at the time of the accident and that he's a veteran of many years.
State police will reconstruct the accident today.
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[8-11Doltz]


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A V-M-I graduate was killed in Iraq over the weekend.
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Ryan Doltz was one of four soldiers in a New Jersey National Guard unit killed on Saturday.
He was assigned to the 112th Field Artillery.
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While a cadet at V-M-I, Doltz starred in a television commercial for Norelco. Executive Assistant to Superintendent Mike Strickler says Doltz and three others who played principal parts in the T-V spot each reaped about 30-thousand dollars in residuals.
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His hometown was devastated by news of Ryan's death.
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Doltz served as an E-M-T in Mine Hill right up until his Guard unit was mobilized in April. He first become certified as an Emergency Medical Technician while still a cadet at V-M-I. Ryan Doltz was 26. (------------)