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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Partly cloudy today and mild with highs in the lower 80s.
Look for the pleasant conditions to linger for the next few days.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the seven day forecast, coming up.





[7-Shawsville]


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A Christiansburg man faces 20 years in prison in the death of a mother and daughter in Shawsville.
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[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./Saturday; ]

The pair was killed Saturday evening after being hit by a car as they walked down Route 460. 21 year old Christopher Hight is charge with two counts of involuntary manslaughter and one count of driving under the influence of drugs. Police say Hight struck 44 year old Joyce Marie Sirry (Surry) and her six year old daughter, Betty Marie Sirry as they walked home from the post office. David Sirry, a father and husband to the victims, says more needs to be done along that section of route 460.
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[SOT: 52:42:00]
[IN Q= This law]

((DEBRA HALL: THIS LAW NEEDS TO BE CHANGED. THEY NEED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THESE PEOPLE SPEEDING THROUGH THIS AREA. DO SOMETHING ABOUT EVERYBODY THAT JUST DOESN'T CARE ABOUT NOBODY AT ALL. ))
[SUPER=01-David Sirry/Victims' Husband and Father;]
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[OUT Q=care about nobody at all]
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Hight is being held at the Montgomery County Jail without bond. If convicted he faces up to 20 years in prison on each count of involuntary manslaughter.
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[7-2-11Franklin-Ax]


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One woman is dead following an accident in Franklin county last night.
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]


State police say it happened just after nine o-clock on Route 122 near the intersection with Lost Mountain Road.
Troopers say a Chevy Blazer crossed the center line, ran off the road and hit a tree.
The driver, 34 year old Natalie Anne Smith of Roanoke, was killed.
Her passenger, 40 year old Jeffrey Scott Andrews also of Roanoke, was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he's in stable condition.
Officers say neither person was wearing a seat belt.
They're still trying to figure out the cause.
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[7-VOBHorse-Slaughter]


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Hundreds of horse lovers saddled up last night to give a local Congressman a piece of their mind.
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[SUPER=03-Lexington]


Many showed up to Congressman Goodlatte's annual town meeting in Lexington to talk about House Bill 857.
If passed, it would end horse slaughter in America for human consumption in Europe and Asia.
Many supporters feel the slaughter of horses is done in an inhumane and they can't understand why Congressman Goodlatte opposes the bill.
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[SOT 6:00:11; 6:58:56]
[IN Q=THis bill would also]

((ANNE RUSSEK/HORSE LOVER: THIS BILL WOULD ALSO PROHIBIT THE TRANSPORT OF OUR HORSES ACROSS OUR BORDERS SO THAT THE HORSE SLAUGHTER BUSINESS WOULD NOT GO AROUND GROUND.)) ((CONGRESSMAN BOB GOODLATTE/(R) SIXTH DISTRICT: IT IS NEVER PLEASANT TO STAND IN FRONT OF CONSTITUENTS AND SAY YOU DON'T AGREE WITH THEM BUT I'VE ALWAYS FELT THAT IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO BE UPFRONT WITH MY CONSTITUENTS TO TELL THEM WHAT I AM THINKING AND WHERE I AM COMING FROM.))
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Congressman Goodlatte fears if the bill passed the number of unwanted horses in the country would sky rocket.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
You'll need the sunglasses today, but you can give the umbrella a break.
Look for partly cloudy skies.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your full forecast details, coming up.

[55-11Lake-Permits]


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New regulations at Smith Mountain Lake could affect group events and parties.
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[SUPER=03-Smith Mountain Lake/File Tape;]

The U-S Coast Guard says from now on, some events planned at the lake WILL require a permit. Those include events with 50-people or more, events that take place in an environmentally sensitive area, and events with vessels traveling more than 30-miles- an-hour. Organizations will need to obtain the permit 90-days before the event, or they may be fined.
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[55-11Jubilee-Races]


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Local kids will reap the benefits of steeple chase racing when it comes to Central Virginia later this year.
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[SUPER=03-Nelson Co.]


The Oak Ridge estate in Nelson County will host a series of nationally-sanctioned steeplechase races on October 24th.
Proceeds from the non-profit event will go toward the Jubilee Family Development Center in Lynchburg.
Jubilee offers a variety of programs for at-risk children and their families.
Oak Ridge is currently seeking a Class "A" harness racing license from the state.
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[55-11Merchants-Tax]


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The Montgomery County board of Supervisors held a public hearing on a plan to slash the controversial merchant's tax last night, but postponed a vote.
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[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.]


It's a tax on all inventory at local businesses. Several business owners say it's too high.
Local auto dealers have even moved their cars out of the county to avoid paying up.
The board is considering dropping the August tax assessment and lowering the tax by a dollar-45.
A vote could now come at the board's July 12 meeting.
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[55-VOBHorse-Slaughter]


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Hundreds of horse lovers were chomping at the bit to give thier local congressman a piece of their mind last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington]


Many showed up to Congressman Goodlatte's annual town meeting in Lexington to talk about House Bill 857.
If passed, it would end horse slaughter in America for human consumption in Europe and Asia.
Many supporters feel the slaughter of horses is done in an inhumane way, and they can't understand why Congressman Goodlatte opposes the bill.
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[SOT 6:00:11; 6:58:56]
[IN Q=THis bill would also]

((ANNE RUSSEK/HORSE LOVER: THIS BILL WOULD ALSO PROHIBIT THE TRANSPORT OF OUR HORSES ACROSS OUR BORDERS SO THAT THE HORSE SLAUGHTER BUSINESS WOULD NOT GO AROUND GROUND.)) ((CONGRESSMAN BOB GOODLATTE/(R) SIXTH DISTRICT: IT IS NEVER PLEASANT TO STAND IN FRONT OF CONSTITUENTS AND SAY YOU DON'T AGREE WITH THEM BUT I'VE ALWAYS FELT THAT IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO BE UPFRONT WITH MY CONSTITUENTS TO TELL THEM WHAT I AM THINKING AND WHERE I AM COMING FROM.))
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Congressman Goodlatte fears if the bill passed the number of unwanted horses in the country would skyrocket.
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We'll be basking in some sunshine today, with mainly dry weather setting up for the rest of the work week.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your Tuesday forecast, after the news.




[8-11Edwards-Murder]


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The murder trial of a Roanoke man resumes today.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Jury selection began yesterday in the trial of 27-year-old Carl Richardson or Kalif Freed Abdul Mateen, as he's also known. After three-hours, lawyers for each side selected a jury. Two witnesses were called on the first day of the trial. Richardson faces murder, malicious wounding and a number of gun charges related to the murder of Neesha Edwards in December, 2003. Prosecutors say Richardson was an ex-boyfriend, who was jealous that Edwards had moved on. The trial is expected to finish tomorrow.
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[8-11NRV-Drugs]


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A major drug ring in the New River Valley is broken up after more than a dozen people were indicted yesterday.
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[SUPER=03-Radford;]

A federal grand jury indicted 14-people on 47-charges, including distributing crack cocaine, illegally possessing and using a firearm, and assaulting witnesses. Authorities arrested 12 of the 14 this morning, including the alleged ring-leader, Richard Lighty of New York. Officials believe Lighty and his group distributed between two-and-a-half and 10-million dollars worth of cocaine, since November of 1999.
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[IN Q=these members]

((JOHN BROWNLEE/U. S. ATTORNEY:THESE MEMBERS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT RISK THEIR LIFE EVERY DAY TO JUST KEEP BRINGING THEM DOWN 34 AND SO INVESTIGATIONS ARE UP AND THESE DEFENDANTS NOW KNOW IT, AND THOSE WHO ARE OUT THERE SELLING IT, YOUR TIME IS COMING.))
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Authorities say Lighty and three other key players in the ring are also members of the Bloods street gang -- and used that to intimidate their associates. Police are still looking for one of them, and a woman also charged in the ring.
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[8-11Methadone]


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Opponents of a Roanoke methadone clinic are planning a community meeting to involve more people in their fight against the controversial project.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Members of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference say their research continues to raise troubling questions about methadone clinics.
Efforts to encourage a change of location have been unsuccessful, and SCLC leaders say they are now organizing a meeting to air the community's concerns.
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[SOT 21:28:42]
[IN Q=I see now]

((PERNELLER CHUBB-WILSON/ROANOKE SCLC PRESIDENT: I SEE NOW WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO HAVE A MASS MEETING. IT MIGHT BE IN EUREKA PARK. IT MIGHT BE IN OUR SCHOOLS WHERE OUR CHILDREN GO. IT MIGHT BE A STREET MEETING, BUT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A MEETING, A MASS MEETING.))
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[OUT Q=to have a meeting, a mass meeting.]
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State officials have visited the site of the proposed clinic on Hershberger Road, but they have not yet issued a state license for the facility.
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