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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Partly cloudy with scattered showers and storms.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, coming up.





[7-VOBChristiansburg-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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A Christiansburg teen is dead and a 17 year is in jail charged with malicious wounding.
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[VO-NAT]
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Police responded to 1525 Spruce Street at around 1:30 yesterday afternoon.
They arrived to find a 14 year old boy shot in the abdomen. He later died at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
The suspect was taken into custody after a nearly five hour manhunt.
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((CHRIS WAZLAK/EYEWITNESS: BLOCKING OFF STREETS TURNING CARS AWAY A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE OUT WONDERING WHAT'S HAPPENING AND IT TOOK AWHILE FOR US TO ACTUALLY FIGURE WHAT WAS GOING ON AND ONCE YOU FOUND OUT IT'S WOW YOU CAN'T BELIEVE ITS HAPPENING IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.))
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Police are not releasing the name of the victim or the suspect because they are both juveniles.
Investigators say more charges are pending, possibly first degree murder.
They won't say what led to the shooting.
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[7-11Edwards]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=myr]
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State police are gathering more information on the death of a Moneta woman who was killed after jumping from a moving truck. Investigators say 50-year-old Sharon Edwards was riding in a pickup truck on Callaway Road in Franklin County May 29th, when she apparently jumped out. Edwards died Saturday at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./January 27;]

Investigators say the truck was driven by Edwards' boyfriend, Jimmy Beheler, a retired A-B-C license agent in Franklin County.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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A special prosecutor has been assigned to the case. He will determine whether charges will be filed.

[7-11Reagan-Book]


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While thousands decended on Simi Valley, California to pay respects to former president Reagan, people in Roanoke have decided to do so in their own way.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Dozens of people stopped by Roanoke's downtown library yesterday, to view a display in honor of Reagan and sign a guest book that will be sent to the Reagan ranch in California. Guests were also treated to a bowl of jelly beans -- Reagan's favorite candy. The display will be up through Saturday, although organizers say possibly longer if needed. A candlelight vigil is also being planned for Friday at eight at Highland Park.
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[7-11Lifeguards]


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Roanoke residents will be able to take a dip this Friday, now that the city's found enough lifeguards.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


City officials worried that they would not be able to hire the minimum number of lifeguards required to fully open the Fallon Park and Washington Pools this summer.
But applications picked up and the city now says it will have enough lifeguards on staff to open the pools this Friday.
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[55-WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=kor]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Look for scattered showers and storms to develop again this afternoon.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the seven day outlook, coming up.

[55-11Edwards]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=myr]
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[ENG#=1]



State police are looking into the death of a Moneta woman who apparently died after jumping from a moving truck.

Investigators say 50-year-old Sharon Edwards was riding in a pickup truck on Callaway Road in Franklin County May 29th, when she apparently jumped out. Edwards died Saturday at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./January 27;]

Investigators say the truck was driven by Edwards' boyfriend, Jimmy Beheler, a retired A-B-C license agent in Franklin County.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]

A special prosecutor has been assigned to the case. He will determine whether charges will be filed.


[55-11L'burg-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Lynchburg's city council meeting saw a LARGE crowd and some heated debate over a controversial sign ordiance.
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City leaders have spent the past six months studying changes that would restrict the size and height of any new business sign in the city.
Many supporters say smaller signs would reduce the visual clutter along some of Lynchburg's major roadways.. but others say the restrictions would put smaller businesses at a disadvantage.
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((GARY CASE/SUPPORTS SIGN ORDINANCE: IT WILL ENHANCE.. ..HELP ATTRACT NEW PEOPLE AND NEW BUSINESSES TO OUR CITY.)) ((MARK SISSON/SUPPORTS SIGN ORDINANCE: THE BOTTOM LINE IS.. STRICTER VISUAL GUIDELINES.)) ((WES GILLESPIE/OPPOSES SIGN ORDINANCE: PRIMARILY, I FEEL LIKE IT IS ANOTHER GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION.. ...THAT'S GOT TO STOP. IT'S GOT TO STOP.))
[SUPER=01-Gary Case/Supports Ordinance; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mark Sisson/Supports Sign Ordinance; :11]
[SUPER=01-Wes Gillespie/Opposes Sign Ordinance; :17]
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[VO-NAT]


Council decided "not" to vote on the changes last night to allow for further study.
The panel did pass its next biennial budget, which includes hikes in the personal property, vehicle and amusement taxes.
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[55-6Torch-Run]


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Montgomery County police agencies took on a new mission yesterday...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]

...touring the Virginia Special Olympic's torch through the New River Valley. Dozens of officers hit route 460 yesterday by bike and by foot. They were raising awareness and money for the 2004 Summer Games of the Virginia Special Olympics. The torch is on its way to Richmond for the opening ceremonies on June 11th.
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]


Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Partly cloudy today, but we could still see a few showers and thunderstorms.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete forecast, coming up.





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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-10 TC 2:01:24]
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[ENG#=1]


A Christiansburg teen is dead and a 17 year old is now behind bars charged with malicious wounding.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :]


Police responded to 1525 Spruce Street at around 1:30 yesterday afternoon.
They arrived to find a 14 year old boy shot in the abdomen. He later died at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
The suspect was taken into custody after a nearly five hour manhunt.
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[SOT 8:26]
[IN Q=Blocking off streets]

((CHRIS WAZLAK/EYEWITNESS: BLOCKING OFF STREETS TURNING CARS AWAY A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE OUT WONDERING WHAT'S HAPPENING AND IT TOOK AWHILE FOR US TO ACTUALLY FIGURE WHAT WAS GOING ON AND ONCE YOU FOUND OUT IT'S WOW YOU CAN'T BELIEVE ITS HAPPENING IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.))
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[OUT Q=IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD]
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[VO-NAT]


Police are not releasing the name of the victim or the suspect because they are both juveniles.
Investigators say more charges are pending, possibly first degree murder.
They won't say what led to the shooting.
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[8-6-Webb-Layoffs]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=rde]
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Help may be on the way for the workers laid off from the Webb Furniture plant in Galax, .
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[SUPER=03-Galax/File Tape;]

151 people are losing their jobs at the Webb Furniture plant. Company officials blame the layoffs on competition from cheap imports from China. Congressman Rick Boucher says all the workers will be able to get federal help with job retraining and health care premium payments. Webb furniture is one of three Galax Companies that signed a national petition last year to stop so-called illegal dumping of China imports. The Department of Commerce is expected to rule on the petition later this month.
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[8-11L'burg-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-17 TC28:30]
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[ENG#=3]



A sign ordinance in Lynchburg generated a large-scale crowd and some heated debate at last night's city council meeting.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


City leaders have spent the past six months studying changes that would restrict the size and height of any new business sign in the city.
Many supporters say smaller signs would reduce the visual clutter along some of Lynchburg's major roadways.. but others say the restrictions would put smaller businesses at a disadvantage.
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[SOT 20:17:36//20:25:45//21:13:19]
[IN Q=It will enhance]

((GARY CASE/SUPPORTS SIGN ORDINANCE: IT WILL ENHANCE.. ..HELP ATTRACT NEW PEOPLE AND NEW BUSINESSES TO OUR CITY.)) ((MARK SISSON/SUPPORTS SIGN ORDINANCE: THE BOTTOM LINE IS.. STRICTER VISUAL GUIDELINES.)) ((WES GILLESPIE/OPPOSES SIGN ORDINANCE: PRIMARILY, I FEEL LIKE IT IS ANOTHER GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION.. ...THAT'S GOT TO STOP. IT'S GOT TO STOP.))
[SUPER=01-Gary Case/Supports Ordinance; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mark Sisson/Supports Sign Ordinance; :11]
[SUPER=01-Wes Gillespie/Opposes Sign Ordinance; :17]
[RUNS=33]
[OUT Q=it's got to stop. DOUBLE OUT!!!]
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[VO-NAT]


Council decided "not" to vote on the changes last night to allow for further study.
The panel did pass its next biennial budget, which includes hikes in the personal property, vehicle and amusement taxes.
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