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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
You'll notice increasing clouds throughout the day, with a chance of showers and storms.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, coming up.





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Two people were injured when a tractor-trailor overturned on Route 460 in Narrows last night. State Police say the accident happened around midnight when the truck driver crossed the bridge next to the Celenese plant and struck the guardrail. The driver sustained minor injuries. There's no word on the condition of the passenger. They were both taken to Giles Memorial Hospital. One lane of westbound 460 is still blocked while crews work to remove the truck from the road. State Police it will take another two or three hours before both lanes are open.

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29 localities in state competed, but only five were given Enterprise Zone designations. Four of those areas were on our side of the state.
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Governor Mark Warner announced yesterday that Roanoke, Lynchburg, Danville and the Saltville-Smyth County region are home to the state's newest Enterprise Zones.
The zones are areas where the city and state can offer tax breaks and other economic incentives to lure new industry.. or keep existing businesses where they are.
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((GOV. MARK WARNER: THIS IS OFTENTIMES THE DEAL-CLOSER THAT HELPS BRING THAT BUSINESS DOWNTOWN TO THE COMMUNITY WITH THE TAX CREDITS AND OTHER BENEFITS THAT ARE PROVIDED. IT'S REALLY KNOWN AS ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL TOOLS IN OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ARSENAL.))
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The Enterprise Zone designations are good for twenty years.
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Radford's Tyler Avenue is getting a major upgrade. City officials say some portions of the road are more than 80 years old and have never been replaced. Crews are currently widening Tyler, building new crosswalks and sidewalks, fixing the drainage and even adding bike lanes. City engineers say the project will take two summers to complete.
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[7-11City-Council]


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Before the new Roanoke City Council members take office in two weeks, the council paid tribute to three of its outgoing members.
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For Mayor Ralph Smith and council members William Bestpitch and Linda Wyatt - yesterday's meeting was their last. Smith did not seek re-election, while Bestpitch and Wyatt were defeated in the Democratic primary. The mayor says serving the city has been one of the most rewarding experiences of his life, but he is leaving office with one goal unfulfilled.
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((RALPH SMITH, ROANOKE MAYOR: NOT HAVING A DISCOUNT AIRLINE CARRIER MAKING A NUMBER OF FLIGHTS DAIILY. I THINK WE'RE CLOSER TO WHAT WE NEED TO DO, BUT I INTEND TO KEEP WORKING ON THAT GOAL. NOT DELIVERING THAT HAS BEEN A DISAPPOINTMENT.))
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Roanoke school Superintendent Wayne Harris was also recognized for his service. He announced his retirement earlier this year after 11 years with with the school system.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Temperatures will be climbing into the 80s by this afternoon, with muggy conditions and a good chance of storms.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the seven day outlook, up next.

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A tractor- trailer overturned on Route 460 in Narrows last night injuring two people. State Police say the accident happened around midnight when the truck driver crossed the bridge next to the Celanese plant and struck the guardrail. The driver sustained minor injuries. There's no word on the condition of the passenger. They were both taken to Giles Memorial Hospital. One lane of westbound 460 is still blocked while crews work to remove the truck from the road. State Police it will take another couple of hours before both lanes are open.

[55-11Capitol-dig]


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Archaeologists have uncovered the State Capitol's original foundation.
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Virginia's state house was designed by Thomas Jefferson.
However, building began on the State Capitol before Jefferson's original plans arrived.
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((CHARLES LEEDECKER/PRINCIPAL ARCHAEOLOGIST: THERE WAS A FOUNDATION THAT WAS BUILT IN 1785 BUT WHEN JEFFERSON'S PLANS ARRIVED HE FOUND IT WASN'T THE RIGHT SHAPE OR SIZE FOR THE BUILDING HE WANTED SO THAT FOUNDATION WAS ABANDONED AND A NEW FOUNDATION WAS BUILT ON WHICH THE CAPITOL RESTS TODAY SO WE'RE FINDING THE VERY FIRST FOUNDATION THAT WAS REJECTED BY JEFFERSON.))
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During the excavation, archaeologists will also look for other historical items.
The dig is part of a two-year-long Capitol renovation and restoration.
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Summertime construction is slowing up traffic along a main road in Radford.
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Work began last month to reconstruct Tyler Avenue. The road is right next to the Radford University Campus and is almost always congested by cars and pedestrians. Because of safety concerns and the age of the road, the city is widening Tyler, building new crosswalks and sidewalks, fixing the drainage and even adding bike lanes. Local business owners call the work an inconvenience, but say it was also very needed.
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((KEN DAY: I'LL BE VERY HAPPY WHEN THEY'RE ON THE NEXT BLOCK AND TAKE ALL THE ORANGE CONES UP THERE, BUT THEY'VE GOT OUT SIDEWALK IN. THEY SAID THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE IT PAVED BY THE END OF THE WEEK. AND I THINK THEY'RE TRYING TO WORK AS HARD AS THEY CAN AND GET IT DONE AS QUICKLY AS THEY CAN TO MAKE IT WORK FOR US. ))
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City engineers say the project will take two summers to complete. They hope to finish up about three blocks of the work before students return this fall.
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A week of festivities leading up to the crowning of a new Miss Virginia has started. 29 women are competing for the title.
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The young women are representing local competitions across the state.
Yesterday, they posed for photographs around the pool of the Hotel Roanoke.
The scholarship pageant begins Thursday night at the Roanoke Civic Center, and concludes with the crowning of a new Miss Virginia Saturday night.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Turning cloudier with a good chance of scattered showers and storms.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the seven day forecast, in just a few minutes.





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Two people were sent to the hospital after the tractor-trailor they were in overturned on Route 460 in Narrows last night. State Police say the accident happened around midnight when the truck driver crossed the bridge next to the Celenese plant and struck the guardrail. The driver sustained minor injuries. There's no word on the condition of the passenger. They were both taken to Giles Memorial Hospital. One lane of westbound 460 is still blocked while crews work to remove the truck from the road. State Police it will take another hour or so before both lanes are open.

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Traffic in Radford is moving a much slower speed due to summertime construction.
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Work began last month to reconstruct Tyler Avenue. The road is right next to the Radford University Campus and is almost always congested by cars and pedestrians. Because of safety concerns and the age of the road, the city is widening Tyler, building new crosswalks and sidewalks, fixing the drainage and even adding bike lanes. Local business owners call the work an inconvenience, but say it was also very needed.
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((KEN DAY: I'LL BE VERY HAPPY WHEN THEY'RE ON THE NEXT BLOCK AND TAKE ALL THE ORANGE CONES UP THERE, BUT THEY'VE GOT OUT SIDEWALK IN. THEY SAID THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE IT PAVED BY THE END OF THE WEEK. AND I THINK THEY'RE TRYING TO WORK AS HARD AS THEY CAN AND GET IT DONE AS QUICKLY AS THEY CAN TO MAKE IT WORK FOR US. ))
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City engineers say the project will take two summers to complete. They hope to finish up about three blocks of the work before students return this fall.
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Roanoke City Council is preparing for a changing of the guard as it says good-bye to three members.
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Yesterday, council paid tribute to three of its members. For Mayor Ralph Smith and council members William Bestpitch and Linda Wyatt - yesterday's meeting will be their last.

Smith did not seek re-election, while Bestpitch and Wyatt were defeated in the Democratic primary. The mayor says serving the city has been one of the most rewarding experiences of his life, but he is leaving office with one goal unfulfilled.
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((RALPH SMITH, ROANOKE MAYOR: NOT HAVING A DISCOUNT AIRLINE CARRIER MAKING A NUMBER OF FLIGHTS DAIILY. I THINK WE'RE CLOSER TO WHAT WE NEED TO DO, BUT I INTEND TO KEEP WORKING ON THAT GOAL. NOT DELIVERING THAT HAS BEEN A DISAPPOINTMENT.))
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Roanoke school Superintendent Wayne Harris was also recognized for his service. He announced his retirement earlier this year. Harris had been with the city school system for last 11-years.
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