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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Partly cloudy and hot again today, with highs around 90.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete forecast, coming up.





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One person is dead after a single vehicle accident in Carroll county last night. State police say Kelly Lynn Brentzel was a passenger in the back seat of a speeding car on Route 58 west, when the driver of the car lost conrol, ran off the right side of the road, and struck the guardrail. Police have not released the name of the driver, or if any charges are pending.

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Danvile officials are investigating what they call a suspicious fire last night. Shortly before five, a home on the 13-hundred block of Branch Street caught fire. The blaze was put out in about 10 minutes, although it did do heavy damage to the structure. Authorities say nobody was home at the time, and no one was injured. Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call the Danville Fire Department.

[7-11Tazewell-Shooting]


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A Tazewell County Sheriff's deputy opens fire on a suspect after he allegedly rams the officer with his car.
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It happened near Pounding Mill where Sergeant Jonathan Lowe was responding to a domestic disturbance. The sheriff says after Lowe put a woman in the front seat of his cruiser, 25 year old Brian Dunford got into his pickup and struck the cruiser broadside as Lowe was getting in. Lowe's legs were pinned in his car door, and then he fired twice, hitting Dunford in the chest.
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Dunford died at Clinch Valley Medical Center. Lowe suffered a broken leg, and is listed in stable condition at a hospital in Tennessee. State Police are investigating.

[7-5-Bedford-Landfill]


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Bedford City officials plan to fix the city's leaking landfill, but want to hear from the public before making a decision.
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Chemicals from the site have been seeping into the groundwater and have contaminated a half dozen residential wells.
The city has installed filters on those wells and all of the chemical readings have fallen under the E-P-A guidelines for safe drinking water.
But residents are still worried about the long-term effects of the problem.
They have until July 23rd to submit comments on a possible solution.
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((CRAIG MEADOWS/BEDFORD CITY MANAGER: WE'VE TRIED VERY HARD TO STAY PROACTIVE. A LOT OF THE STEPS THAT WE TOOK AS SOON AS WE DISCOVERED THIS PROBLEM BACK IN FEBRUARY HAVE REALLY BEEN WAY AHEAD OF THE D-E-Q REQUIREMENTS AND WE WANT TO STAY THAT WAY. WE WANT TO STAY PROACTIVE AND WE WANT THE CITIZENS TO UNDERSTAND WE DO RECOGNIZE THERE'S A PROBLEM THERE AND WE'RE GOING TO DEAL WITH IT. BUT SOMETIMES COMING UP WITH SOLUTIONS AND COMING UP WITH COST-EFFECTIVE SOLUTIONS THAT BENEFIT ALL THE PARTIES, IT TAKES A LITTLE TIME TO FIGURE THAT OUT SOMETIMES.))
[SUPER=01-Craig Meadows/Bedford City Manager]
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The city has studied installing a pipeline to that neighborhood as well as trying to treat the chemicals in the ground.
A public hearing is scheduled for July 15th.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Look for daytime highs to climb to around 90 this afternoon, but things should stay dry.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your Tuesday forecast, right after the news.

[55-11M'ville-Speedway]


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Even though the Martinsville Speedway has new owners, track officials say their Independance Day celebration isn't going anywhere.
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More than 30-thousand people turned out Friday night for "Celebration 2004."
This years event featured free carnival rides, live entertainment, and of course fireworks.
The Speedway says despite new owners, there are no plans to end the event, and it could actually grow in the future.

Fans who attended the celebration also saw for themselves the improvements being made to the track.
New asphalt and concrete should be in place within the next ten days.
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[55-11Explore-Park]


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Explore Park just commemorated a major anniversary, and now it's time for major renovations and a significant expansion.
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The park held several events this weekend to mark its tenth anniversary.
While it celebrated its past, the park was looking to the future.
The Roanoke County Board of Supervisors recently approved plans to develop the park and add things like a new amphitheater and R-V campground.
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((DEBBIE PITTS/EXPLORE PARK EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: WHAT WE'RE DOING NOW IS WE ARE GOING TO GO BACK AND REVISIT THE ORIGINAL MASTER PLAN FOR THE PARK AND WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A LOOK AT RE-DOING THAT WITH A VIEW TOWARD THE FUTURE.))
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Pitts say the master plan should be completed in the next six months or so.
She says it will be next year before concrete plans are formulated to make way for construction.
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[55-11Hulls-Elvis]


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Rock n' Roll royalty was honored at a birthday party last night in Rockbridge County.
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Hull's Drive-In held an All Elvis Night to celebrate the 50th birthday of rock and roll.
It was yesterday back in 1954 that Elvis Presley released his first hit "That's Alright, Mama."
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((CARL WILMER/ELVIS FAN: ANY SONG HE SINGS, HE CAN SING ANYTHING. HE COULD SING VERSES FROM THE BIBLE AND MAKE IT A HIT OUT OF IT, HE IS JUST THAT TYPE OF PERSON THAT GRABS YOU.))
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The event included a dance party that featured all Elvis songs.
It ended with a showing of Jailhouse Rock.
The drive in was able to get an original print of the movie but not without first jumping through a few hoops.
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((FRANK KULESZA/HULL'S DRIVE-IN: YOU HAVE TO GET PERMISSION FROM ELVIS PRESLEY ENTERPRISE AND ANY ADVERTISING WE DO FOR THE SPECIAL WE HAD TO HAVE IT APPROVED BY GRACELAND.))
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Those who attended were encouraged to wear 1950's attire.
This fan brought an original jacket from Elvis' security team.
Proceeds from the event will help keep Hull's Drive-In up and running.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Another perfect day for the pool..with afternoon highs climbing to around 90.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, coming up.




[8-VOB-Water-Authority]


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The Western Virginia Water Authority is finally in place after two years of negotiations and two droughts -- and some leaders in the Commonwealth hope it will become a model for the rest of the state.
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With the marriage of two water systems and waste water treatment facilities, officials hope to offer more protection against drought, manage the area's water resources more efficiently, and have a positive impact on the environment. Virginia's Secretary of Natural Resources says it's an achievement that other communities should emulate. And like public education, law enforcement or health care, he says it's a vital service the state should do more to support.
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((TAYLOE MURPHY/VA. NATURAL RESOURCES SECRETARY: I THINK THE STATE NEEDS TO TAKE A LARGER ROLE IN MAKING A FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION TO OUR WATER AND WASTE WATER INFRASTRUCTURE.))
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But with or without state support, local officials say they've made the right move for the Roanoke Valley, and their work will be validated when western Virginia faces another drought.
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City and County leaders say the agreement is a major step forward, but warn there will be some adjusting for residents.
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City and county water rates will be equalized over time, and payments must be sent to a new address, but for now officials say their customers shouldn't notice much difference.
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((MIKE MCEVOY/WATER AUTHORITY CO-DIRECTOR: OUR WATER BILLS WILL BE DIFFERENT. THEY WILL HAVE WESTERN VIRGINIA WATER AUTHORITY LOGO ON IT AND NAME AND THERE ARE SOME INSTRUCTIONS ON DIFFERENT MAILING ADDRESSES TO RETURN IT TO. BUT FUNCTIONALLY UTILITY SERVICE WILL BE THE SAME FOR BOTH THE CITY AND COUNTY CUSTOMERS. OUR RATES STAY THE SAME FOR RIGHT NOW AND THE BIG CHANGES ARE REALLY BEHIND THE SCENES.))
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To combine two departments, the water authority has had to reconfigure its operations, and relocate some staff.
McEvoy says 250 city and county employees have been working on the project for the last 18 months.
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[8-11EMS-Foundation]


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Lynchburg Fire and E-M-S officials say programs from the fire department are in critical condition, and need the public's help.
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The Lynchburg Fire and E-M-S Foundation has begun a direct mail campaign aimed at raising 100-thousand dollars for the city's fire department.
The money will help buy equipment and fund programs that aren't covered in the annual budget.
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((JASON CAMPBELL/LYNCHBURG FIRE & EMS FOUNDATION: A LOT OF OUR PROGRAMS ARE DESIGNED TO ASSIST PEOPLE ACTUALLY IN TIMES AFTER THE EMERGENCIES, AFTER THEY'VE LOST THEIR HOME TO A FIRE OR AFTER THEY'VE LOST THEIR VEHICLE IN SOME TYPE OF MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH OR SOMEONE WHO NEEDS MEDICAL ASSISTANCE AFTER THE EMERGENCY IS OVER.))
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In its two-year history, the Foundation has helped buy smoke detectors for homes that need them and monitoring equ ipment for the city's hazardous materials team.