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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Showers and thunderstorms likely today and continuing tonight.
But the weekend forecast looks nicer.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has more on that, coming up.





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Sixteen local government officials and businessmen have been indicted in a public corruption scandal.
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Past and present members of the Buchanan County Board of Supervisors are among those accused of taking bribes. Local contractors allegedly used cash, vehicles, guns- -even raccoon hunting trips to win government contracts.
[SUPER=03-Buchanan Co./May 2002]

They were flood-relief contracts stemming from damage left by the flooding in and around Grundy two years ago. The investigation into public corruption in Buchanan County's been going on for more than a year.
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[IN Q=Joe Stephens has]

((TOM BONDURANT/ASSISTANT U. S. ATTORNEY: JOE STEPHENS HAS AGREED TO FORFEIT $700,000. DON MATNEY HAS AGREED TO FORFEIT $400.000. TERRY KEENE HAS AGREED TO FORFEIT $25,000. SO THE GOVERNMENT HAS ALREADY COLLECT OVER $1.1 MILLION DOLLARS IN FORFEITURES IN THE CASE.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Bondurant/Assistant U. S. Attorney]
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[OUT Q=in the case.]
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The U-S Attorney says those three and one additional defendant have already agreed to plead guilty to racketeering and money laundering.
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[7-11Brown]


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Roanoke police need your help in finding a shooting suspect.
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[Take Brown Pic FS] This is the picture they released of 27 year old Marty Brown. He is charged with shooting Raghib Muhammad during a confrontation at the B and B Lounge on Salem Turnpike last month. [Take Crimeline FS] If you have any information on Marty Brown, you are asked to call CrimeLine at 344-8500.
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[7-11B'burg-Assault]


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A Covington man accused of a brutal assault in Blacksburg will be in court this morning. The victim was possibly raped and beaten so badly in the face she may have to undergo reconstuctive surgery.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]

The 23-year old woman, who police are not identifying, was grabbed from behind by a stranger in downtown Blacksburg as she walked home. She was snatched in this alley behind main street where she was brutally beaten in the face and possibly raped. The victim was beaten unconscious so police are waiting on some lab results to determine if she was raped. Police got a tip late Wednesday evening which led them to their suspect almost exactly 24 hours after the attack.
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[SUPER=01-Bruce Bradbery/Blacksburg Police Department;]

((BRUCE BRADBERY: HE IS FROM ALLEGHANY COUNTY HE HAS A COVINGTON ADDRESS AND HE WAS ARRESTED THERE ABOUT 3:00 THIS MORNING BY BLACKSBURG POLICE DETECTIVES AND A TACTICAL TEAM FROM ALLEGHANY COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE.))
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[TAKE DAVY FS E525] Police have charged 26 year old Holland Blaine Davy of Covington with abduction and attempted rape. Police say more charges are on the way. Investigators say he's a construction worker, who's been staying at a hotel in Blacksburg for about two weeks.
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Davy is being held at the Montgomery County jail without bond. The victim was released from the hospital yesterday afternoon.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Highs around 80 today with showers and storms likely.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the seven day forecast, after the news.

[55-11Student-voting]


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A civil rights group says students who attend college in Virginia are being deprived of their right to vote.
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A-C-L-U officials say many jurisdictions are unfairly telling students that they cannot register where they attend college.
The students are being told, instead, to register in the jurisdiction where their parents live.
The A-C-L-U says those students are being deprived of their constitutional rights.
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((REBECCA GLENBERG/ACLU OF VIRGINIA: ITS OUR FEELING THAT WHEN AN INDIVIDUAL LIVES IN A PARTICULAR PLACE AND IS ACTIVE IN THE COMMUNITY AND HAS AN INTEREST IN HOW THE CITY, TOWN OR COUNTY IS RUN THEN THAT PERSON SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO VOTE THERE.))
[SUPER=01-Rebecca Glenberg/ACLU of Virginia]
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[OUT Q=HAVE THE RIGHT TO VOTE THERE.]
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The group is asking the Virginia Supreme Court to step in.
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[55-11City-Officials]


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Change is in store for Roanoke City Council, as the city's new mayor and newest two council members are ready to get to work.
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They don't take office until next week, but yesterday Nelson Harris and three other council members were sworn in as family and friends looked on.
The two new members say they hope to bring a fresh perspective to council.
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[IN Q=The citizens have stated]

((SHERMAN LEA/COUNCIL MEMBER-ELECT: THE CITIZENS HAVE STATED THAT THEY WANT CERTAIN THINGS TO CHANGE, SO WE LOOK FORWARD TO STARTING THAT PROCESS.)) ((BRIAN WISHNEFF/COUNCIL MEMBER-ELECT: A LITTLE MORE HOPEFULLY OPEN, AND OPEN OUR ARMS TO THE PUBLIC A LITTLE BIT MORE, YEAH I HOPE SO.))
[SUPER=01-Sherman Lea/Council Member-Elect; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brian Wishneff/Council Member-Elect; :10]
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[OUT Q=a little bit more, yeah I hope so.]
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Bev Fitzpatrick also took the oath of office yesterday. As the candidate who won the most votes in the council election, Fitzpatrick will serve as vice-mayor.
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[55-11First-Team]


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A local car dealership is hoping you'll drive right on in to its new buildings.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

First Team Auto Mall officially unveiled its new five million dollar complex on Peters Creek Road. It features two new showrooms that total more than 30-thousand square feet. First Team's owner says the new showrooms and offices feature more creature comforts for the customer, including plasma screen T-V's, wireless internet access, and a more open atmosphere.
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[IN Q=All of those showrooms...]

((GEORGE PELTON/FIRST TEAM AUTO MALL OWNER; ALL OF THOSE SHOWROOMS ARE BRAND NEW DESIGNS FROM THE MANUFACTURER, AND THEY'RE STATE OF THE ART, AND THEY'RE FANTASTIC. EACH A LITTLE DIFFERENT, BUT EACH ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC. AND JUST SO CUSTOMER FRIENDLY.))
[SUPER=01-George Pelton/First Team Auto Mall Owner;]
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[OUT Q=just so customer friendly.]
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The Hyundai showroom is the first in the country to use the company's new design. The construction is part of a consolidation plan that will move all of First Team's franchises to one location.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
A wet day is ahead, with rain and storms likely.
But we'll see clearing conditions tomorrow.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete forecast, coming up.





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More than a dozen local government officials and businessmen have been indicted in a public corruption scandal.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Abingdon]

Past and present members of the Buchanan County Board of Supervisors are among those accused of taking bribes. Local contractors allegedly used cash, vehicles, guns- -even raccoon hunting trips to win government contracts.
[SUPER=03-Buchanan Co./May 2002]

They were flood-relief contracts stemming from damage left by the flooding in and around Grundy two years ago. The investigation into public corruption in Buchanan County's been going on for more than a year.
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[SOT 16:15]
[IN Q=Joe Stephens has]

((TOM BONDURANT/ASSISTANT U. S. ATTORNEY: JOE STEPHENS HAS AGREED TO FORFEIT $700,000. DON MATNEY HAS AGREED TO FORFEIT $400.000. TERRY KEENE HAS AGREED TO FORFEIT $25,000. SO THE GOVERNMENT HAS ALREADY COLLECT OVER $1.1 MILLION DOLLARS IN FORFEITURES IN THE CASE.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Bondurant/Assistant U. S. Attorney]
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The U-S Attorney says those three and one additional defendant have already agreed to plead guilty to racketeering and money laundering.
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A Pittsylvania County man is dead after his vehicle struck a tree. State Police say 60 year old Charles Dilts Runyon of Chatham was driving on state route 649 near Climax last night, when his Kia Sportage left the roadway and overcorrected before hitting the tree. Investigators say Runyon was not wearing a seat belt.




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Lynchburg police spent yesterday afternoon trying to track down several suspects they considered armed and dangerous.

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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


After a caller told police he was robbed in his home on Old Forest Road, authorities found the alleged getaway car across town on Belvedere Street.
They also took two people into custody a couple of miles away near Langhorne Road.
A stakeout of an apartment on Hillcrest Drive did NOT turn up any suspects.
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[8-VOBDUI-Laws]


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New laws taking effect next week may give you more of an incentive not to drink and drive.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


25 new DUI laws officially take effect July first.
Most of the measures target repeat offenders by requiring them to serve mandatory jail time and forfeit their vehicles.
The new laws make Virginia's drunk driving penalities among the stiffest in the country.
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[IN Q=I think it is ]

((MICHAEL BAILEY/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: I THINK IT IS A VERY SERIOUS ISSUE THAT EVERYONE NEEDS TO BE CONSIDERED AND I THINK THE ENTIRE PEOPLE'S OF THE COMMONWEALTH THAT NEED TO TAKE THAT IN MIND AND THAT WE ARE TAKEN A VERY SERIOUS APPROACH BY MAKING STRICTER PENALITIES UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Bailey/Virginia State Police;]
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The new laws also affect first time offenders such as being required to pay a minimum 250 dollar fine.
Also, anyone who has a blood alcohol level of point one five (.15) will face a mandatory five day jail term.
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