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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Another pleasant day is on the way, with partly cloudy skies and highs around 80.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the seven day forecast, coming up.




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If your thinking about taking southbound Route 11 in Botetourt, you may want to find another route this morning.
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V-DOT says a hauling contractor will be moving a transformer from the railroad tracks on Old Route 604 to an American Electric Power site about a mile away on Lee Highway.
A rolling roadblock will be used to move the transformer between 9 and 11:30 this morning.
Traffic will be moving EXTREMELY slowly.
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Prosecutors say Carl Richardson is guilty of killing his ex-girlfriend, even though forensic evidence that doesn't show he fired a gun.
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An expert testified yesterday - gun residue and particles WERE found on both hands of the victim Neesha Edwards, but NO particles were found on the hands of Carl Richardson. But the expert said there are a number of reasons why a person would NOT have gun residue on his or her hands: one, the person did not shoot a weapon, two: the test was conducted TOO long after the shooting, or three: thorough cleaning of the hands. Prosecutors say Richardson, who is also known by his Muslim name of Khalif Freed Abdul Mateen, murdered Neesha Edwards and shot her boyfriend in a jealous rage last December.
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A civil liberities group is going through with its threats to sue the state over nude summer camps.
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The ACLU filed a federal lawsuit yesterday that challenges a new state law that effectively bans nude summer camps for teenagers, like this one in Southampton County.
The head of the A-C-L-U in Virginia said that legislators overreacted and interfered with the right of families to make lifestyle choices.
Attorney General Jerry Kilgore said last year that such camps could attract pedophiles and child pornographers.
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A Roanoke youth center received a lot of BREAD from one donor.
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Heiner's bakery donated five-thousand dollars and delivered 200- loaves of bread to Roanoke's West End Center. The gift comes during the summer months when school lunch programs are not available.
Officials say that increases the risk of malnutrition and hunger. 140 children in grades K through twelve are enrolled in their summer camp program. The donation will be put towards the camp's reimbursement for summer meals.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Patchy fog early will give way to partly cloudy skies.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the extended outlook, right after the news.

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Drivers headed southbound on Route 11 in Botetourt this morning may want to take a different route.
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V-DOT says a hauling contractor will be moving a transformer from the railroad tracks on Old Route 604 to an American Electric Power site about a mile away on Lee Highway.
A rolling roadblock will be used to move the transformer between 9 and 11:30 this morning.
Traffic will be moving EXTREMELY slowly.
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Carilion's biomedical institute is already hard at work-- and soon it'll have a permanent home to call its own.
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The city of Roanoke has purchased the necessary land so the first phase of the project can begin.
The first building will be located south of downtown Roanoke at the corner of Jefferson Street and Reserve Avenue.
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((DANIEL BARCHI/CARILION BIOMEDICAL INSTITUTE: ONCE ITS FLAT AND BUILDABLE THEN CARILION AND BIOMEDICAL INSTITUTE WILL CHOOSE THE SITE FOR THE FIRST BUILDING AND CONCENTRATE ON WHETHER THAT IS GOING TO BE FIFTY OR 100-THOUSAND SQUARE FOOT BUILDING, WHAT'S GOING IN AND I ANTICIPATE OVER THE NEXT THREE FOUR FIVE MONTHS WE'LL SEE THE PLANS FIRM UP AND CONSTRUCTION BEGIN.))
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The biomedical institute is already technically up and running, and has been for nearly four years.
The institute is working on nearly a hundred research projects at its temporary office on Church Avenue in Roanoke.

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Thousands of retired U-S soldiers are being called back into action.
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56-hundred soldiers will be recalled back into duty. The Pentagon will recall troops who have remaining reserve obligations to help out in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Army is requesting soldiers with skills that are in short supply such as medical specialists and engineers.
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110 Marine Reservists from the Lynchburg area are leaving this Friday for a tour of duty in Iraq.
But residents are making sure the Marines don't leave empty-handed
Donations of non-perishable foods, toiletries and other items have been pouring in to city offices over the past few weeks.
They'll be placed into 'care packages' for the troops to take overseas.
A "Salute the Troops" rally will be held at 5 p-m Friday at the American Legion Post on Greenview Drive.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Another pleasant day lies ahead, with highs around 80. Just a slight chance of a shower or storm.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your full forecast details, coming up.





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If your headed southbound on Route 11 in Botetourt this morning you may want to take another route.
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V-DOT says a hauling contractor will be moving a transformer from the railroad tracks on Old Route 604 to an American Electric Power site about a mile away on Lee Highway.
A rolling roadblock will be used to move the transformer between 9 and 11:30 this morning.
Traffic will be moving EXTREMELY slowly.
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The trial of Christopher Picard ended abruptly last week with a surprise plea, but new information has surfaced. Myranda Stephens has more on why prosecutors are now accusing Christopter Picard's attorneys of hiding evidence.
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(( Last week, Christopher Picard pled guilty to murdering former teacher's aide Lori Boyd -- after his D-N-A was found on a bedsheet near the murder scene. But, in court documents unsealed Tuesday, prosecutor Cliff Hapgood accused Picard's attorney, William Stanley of withholding that evidence. In October of 2003, Stanley hired a lab to test the bedsheet, in hopes that it would clear Picard. Stanley agreed to share the results with Hapgood, but when they came back, Stanley told the court the sheet had been contaminated, and therefore the results were inconclusive. However, Hapgood later had that SAME sheet tested in April -- and the results showed it had NOT been contaminated. In fact, it contained both Picard's and the victim's D-N-A. Hapgood says when he went to get a copy of the first lab results, he was denied the report. [ON CAMERA] William Stanley told News 7 that he only had ONE sample of the bedsheet tested, and the results were IN FACT inconclusive. He says he simply couldn't afford to have the entire bedsheet tested, like the Commonwealth did. If he had, Stanley says his strategy to defend Picard would have been entirely different. Myranda Stephens, News 7.))

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Another top adminstrator is leaving the Roanoke City School District.
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Paul Britt, the Executive for Human Resources, confirmed yesterday that he plans to leave the school system at the end of next month.
Britt is getting married in July, and is moving to Richmond.
He has been with the Roanoke City schools for two years, but has 29 years of service in the state and is eligible for early retirement.
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Superintendent Wayne Harris steps down from his post today. Assistant Superintendents Dick Kelley and Rita Bisho p are also leaving the city schools.