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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
A perfect day to spend poolside...
Look for partly cloudy skies today with highs in the upper 80s.
Brent Watts has your full forecast, up next.





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Three different fire crews responded to a fire at the Electroplate Rite plant in Dublin early this morning. The first call came in about a quarter after four. Pulaski, Dublin, and Newbern fire departments had the flames under control in about 30 minutes, but crews are still on the scene at this time. There's no word on what caused the fire.

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Students in one area school system may feel like big brother is watching them when they return to class.
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Roanoke City schools has decided to install survelliance cameras in the majority of its schools.
The cameras are digital and can be used to determine things like who started a fight.
Madison Middle School got 32 cameras last Decmember and administrators believe they've helped in a very big way.


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((LISSY MERENDA/ROANOKE SCHOOL SYSTEM: THEY HAVE REALLY WELL RECIEVED. WE REALLY KINDA LISTENED TO THE NEED AND LOOKED AT THE LOCATION AND OUR PRINCIPALS SAID TO US IN TERMS OF MONITORING AND SUPERVISION BECAUSE YOU CAN'T BE AT ALL PLACES AT ALL TIMES OUR SRO'S SAID THE SAME WAY, WE REALLY LIKE THEM.))
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The school system has decided to put them up at Patrick Henry and Fleming despite the fact both high schools will soon be overhauled.
Most of the schools will have their cameras installed by the beginning of the school year.
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All the suspected members of a major drug ring in the New River Valley have been rounded up.
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14-people were indicted last week on federal drug charges, but two were still at large. Authorities say one of them, Steven Edmunds of Pulaski, turned himself in yesterday afternoon. The other, Crystal Stigger of Radford, was arrested Tuesday night. Authorities believe the group sold up to 10-million dollars worth of cocaine over the past five years.
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Salem City officials took it down, now a businessman has put a sign criticizing city hall back up -- while lawyers try to figure out if it's legal.
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The sarcastic message thanking Salem's mayor and city manager for road construction in front of Givens Books is back up after being removed by the city yesterday. Chip Givens says the message had been on display a little over a week when Salem building official Charles Aldridge personally removed the letters.
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((CHARLES ALDRIDGE/SALEM BUILDING OFFICIAL: BECAUSE THAT'S A READER BOARD, THAT'S TO BE USED FOR HIS BUSINESS ONLY, NOT FOR ANYTHING ELSE OTHER THAN HIS BUSINESS.)) ((CHIP GIVENS/GIVENS BOOKS: I'D LIKE TO SEE AN APOLOGY FROM HIM AND THE CITY COUNCIL, THE MEMBERS WHO PUT HIM UP TO IT AND I'D LIKE TO SEE THEM GET THEIR BUTT IN GEAR AND GET THIS ROAD IN FRONT OF MY BOOKSTORE FINISHED.))
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The city said it supported Aldridge's actions. But yesterday afternoon, Aldridge decided to take the matter up with the city attorney. In the meantime, Givens would be allowed to replace the message. Earlier in the evening, he said he planned to do so- as soon as his phone stopped ringing.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Hot again today with partly cloudy skies and highs in the upper 80s.
Brent Watts has the seven day forecast, coming up.

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He may have grown up in Kentucky, but the death of Deshon Otey (DEE-shon OH-TAY) in Iraq is hitting home in western Virginia.
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Otey was born and raised near Fort Knox Kentucky, and joined the Marine Corps after graduating from high school.
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His father, and several aunts and uncles, live in the Roanoke Valley. Yesterday, Ronald Otey remembered his son as a football fan, who loved music and the Marine Corps.
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((RONALD OTEY: HE DID ONE HELL OF A JOB. HE'S SLEEPING WITH SOME OF THE FINEST MEN AHEAD OF HIM NOW. I KNOW HE'S IN GOOD COMPANY NOW. REAL GOOD COMPANY.))
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Otey was one of four Marines killed in an ambush in Iraq on June 21st.
The 24- year- old Lance Corporal was buried with full military honors Saturday in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.
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In the coming months, Roanoke will see some 200 Somali Bantu refugees make their home in this area.
They are here through the efforts of the Refugee and Immigration Services offices--
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The office helps refugees find and furnish apartments, matches them with tutors, and teaches them the American way of life.
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((BARBARA SMITH/REFUGEE & IMMIGRATION SERVICES; ONLY ONE IN 200 EVER GET THAT CHANCE OF RESETTLEMENT. IT IS THE LAST COURSE FOR A REFUGEE, THEY TRY TO RESETTLE FIRST IN AN ADJOINING COUNTRY, SO OFTEN IT'S A DECADE OR MORE BEFORE THEY ACTUALLY GET TO THE UNITED STATES.))
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[OUT Q=get to the United States.]
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Roanoke's newest Somali Bantu resident is little Linda here-- named after her mother's mentor, Linda Malone.
Linda and her family are one of 22 Somali families already in the region. This year will mark the largest number of refugees the R-I-S office has ever resettled here.
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Center in the Square is celebrating it's most successful fundraising campaign ever.
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In May, President Jim Sears predicted Center would close in three years if it didn't raise more money. Since then, donors have stepped up and ended the campaign on a high note.
Sears says the non-profit organization raised 689-thousand of its 700-thousand dollar goal, including a 100-thousand dollar gift from a donor who chooses to remain anonymous.
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((JIM SEARS/PRESIDENT, CENTER IN THE SQUARE: THE DIFFERENCE WOULD BE THE LARGE ANONYMOUS DONATION. IT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN US MAKING OUR BILLS AT THE END OF THE MONTH, THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN US HAVING A BALANCED BUDGET IN A SENSE THAT WILL END IT IN THE BLACK RATHER THAN THE RED.))
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[OUT Q=end it in the black rather than in the red.]
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Sears says next year's campaign is already underway.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We'll see a mix of cloud and sunshine today with the mercury soaring again to near 90.
Brent Watts has the complete forecast, right after the news.





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Edwin Hodnett said he was only interested in the score of the football game.
But prosecutors say the only score Hodnett cared about was the one he wanted to settle with Lyndell Powell.
Their confrontation led to Powell's murder last November --and to Hodnett's conviction yesterday.
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23-year-old Edwin Rontae Hodnett maintained his innocence as he told the jury he only fired once into the air during a fight outside the Gretna High School football game November 21st. But prosecutors convinced a jury that Hodnett shot 29-year-old Lyndell Powell twice in the back as Powell was fighting with Hodnett's cousin, Jonathan Carter.
It took the jury an hour to convict Hodnett of first degree murder. The jury RECOMMENDED a life term, he also faces eight years on related firearms charges.
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((DAVID GRIMES/PROSECUTOR: CARRYING A GUN IS THE START OF A LOT OF BAD THINGS AND DON'T CARRY IF YOU'RE NOT GOING TO USE IT AND IF YOU DON'T CARRY IT OBVIOUSLY YOU PREVENT A LOT OF THINGS LIKE THIS FROM HAPPENING.))
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Hodnett will be sentenced in September, the same month the second defendant, Jonathan Carter stands trial.
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A family's in jail for the death of an elderly woman.
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[TAKE E546 MAP] Around 7:00 Tuesday morning, the rescue squad was called to a home in the Speedwell section of Wythe County. Rescuers found 65 year old Ester Crigger dead. The sheriff's office was called out for what look liked a case of neglect.
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Ester's husband, 79 year old Elmer Crigger and her two sons, 39 year old Daniel and 37 year old Donald Crigger have each been charged with felony neglect of an incapacitated adult. Investigators won't say HOW Crigger died, ONLY that they are waiting on medical tests and more charges are likely.

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The family of a Galax teenager killed two years ago is hoping to keep the case from getting cold.
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18 year old Brandon Billings was found shot to death in his pick-up truck in October of 2002 Billings was a senior at Galax High School and a tackle on the football team. Investigators have NO new leads and NO suspects in the crime.
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His family is now scattering flyers in the area about their son. They're trying to stir up memories, hoping someone will come forward with some information.
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((SHERRY BILLINGS: WE'LL JUST KEEP PUTTING THEM UP, YOU KNOW I SAID A PRAY THIS MORNING THAT JUST ONE OF THEM WILL GET INTO THE RIGHT HAND. IF WE COULD HAVE ONE GET TO THE RIGHT PERSON AND THAT PERSON CALLING TELLS SOMETHING YOU KNOW IT WILL ALL BE WORTH IT.))
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The family is offering a 13-thousand dollar reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Brandon's killer. (-----------)