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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Clouds creep back into the weather picture today, with scattered showers possible this afternoon.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your complete Thursday forecast, coming up.





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State police say a tractor trailer accident has forced V-DOT to close a Floyd county road. Route 750 between Easter Creek Road and Alum Ridge Road, to Dusty Rock Road will probably be closed until mid-morning while crews clean up power lines and remove the tractor trailer. The had to be pulled from the truck, but was not seriously injured. No word on any charges at this time.[7-11BB-Guns]


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Police in Vinton say they've arrested three b-b gun vandals, but it does NOT appear they're the same vandals who have been hitting other Roanoke County neighborhoods.
The vandalism in Vinton dates back to June 26 when several vehicles on North Blair Street were shot with B-B guns.

Police say the damage may exceed several thousand dollars.
Tuesday, Vinton officers arrested 20 year old Brandon Maurer of Roanoke County and two juveniles. They also want to question several other juveniles.
Vinton police say they've shared their information with Roanoke County officers.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Tuesday;]


Several county neighborhoods have been hit by vandals over the last two weeks... the most recent target being Northside Middle School.
County police say they haven't found any connection to the Vinton case so far, but they're continuing to investigate.
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[7-11Franklin-Teachers]


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A Franklin County budget cut means teachers won't get the raise they thought they would.
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

With an additional TWO million dollars in state funding, school board officials THOUGHT they would be able to give ALL of their teachers a raise of at least three-percent. But, when the county reduced the school funding by one million dollars, officials say they were forced to make some changes -- leaving the teachers who've been in the school system the LONGEST with only a one-percent raise.
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((LEE CHEATAM/FRANKLIN CO. SCHOOLS DIR. OF FINANCE; CERTAINLY WE WANTED TO INCREASE THAT TOP STEP FROM ONE TO THREE PERCENT, IT WOULD HAVE TOOK ANOTHER 322-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO DO SO.))
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Officials say they value ALL of their teachers, and plan to work harder to improve the salary scale next year.
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The new control tower at Roanoke Regional Airport could be open by Christmas -- with new security measures in place.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/November 2003;]

A spokesman with the Federal Aviation Administration says the airport will switch operations from the current tower to the new one December fifth. The nearly 200-foot tall structure has been under construction for almost three years. The airport had originally speculated the switch over would take place in March of this year but rainy weather last year put construction behind. The airport originally planned on allowing public tours of the 9-million dollar tower, but the FAA says that idea has been scrapped in light of heightened security.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Increasing clouds with scattered showers possible today.
Highs in the mid 80s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, straight ahead.

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State police say a tractor trailer accident has forced V-DOT to close a Floyd county road. Route 750 between Easter Creek Road and Alum Ridge Road, to Dusty Rock Road will probably be closed until mid-morning while crews clean up power lines and remove the tractor trailer. The had to be pulled from the truck, but was not seriously injured. No word on any charges at this time.[55-6Cognichec

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Forgetfullness isn't always a problem associated with age. Sometimes it can mean a serious physical or psychological problem.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg;]


Now a local doctor has developed a web site on which people between the ages of 45 and 86 can test their memory and see how it compares to others their age.
Dr. David Crews says the tests can not only help identify potential problems, but reassure others who might just have normal age-related memory loss.
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((DR. DAVID CREWS/COGNICHECK.COM: THESE ARE SCREENING TOOLS. SO THAT ANYONE THAT SHOWS ANY IMPAIRMENT ON THE WEB-BASED MEMORY SCREENING MEASURES WOULD BE ENCOURAGED TO FOLLOW UP WITH THEIR LICENSED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER TO OBTAIN A MORE COMPREHENSIVE WORK-UP.))
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The cost of the test is $9.95 and it goes to cover Crews' website expenses.
All information and test results are anonymous.
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You can find a link to the on-line memory screenings on our homepage. Just go to WDBJ7-dot-com and clikc on websites in the news.
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A used car dealer in Danville faces fines for odometer tampering and fraud.
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[SUPER=03-Danville]

The state Motor Vehicle Board has outlined sanctions against Auto Villa over the Honda Civic that Rob and Katrice Stewart bought in 1999. The Board is relying on a federal jury verdict that the dealer altered the odometer, intending to defraud the Stewarts. A hearing officer recommends Auto Villa be fined 650 dollars for actual fraud in the Stewart case, plus another 650 dollars for deceptive conduct.
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The Mountain Valley Cluster Dog Show kicked off yesterday, after nearly 70 years in the Roanoke Valley.
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Since the 1930's the Roanoke Kennel Club has hosted the five-day event. Show organizers say there is only one requirement for entering dogs--they must be six months old. The annual event brought 11-hundred dogs and about a 140 different breeds to the Salem Civic Center.
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((JILL WRIGHT/ROANOKE KENNEL CLUB;WE HAVE DOGS FROM ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES. WE HAVE HANDLERS FROM ENGLAND, ARGENTINA. THESE DOGS HAVE PARTICIPATED IN THE WEST MINISTER KENNEL CLUB SHOW IN NEW YORK, IT'S HELD IN FEBRUARY. AND THESE ARE THE NUMBER ONE DOGS THAT COME HERE.))
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The show will continue 'til Saturday and admission is free.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We'll see more clouds than sun today, with scattered showers coming back to the forecast for the next few days.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the seven day outlook, in just a few minutes.





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State police say a tractor trailer accident has forced V-DOT to close a Floyd county road. Route 750 between Easter Creek Road and Alum Ridge Road, to Dusty Rock Road will probably be closed until mid-morning while crews clean up power lines and remove the tractor trailer. The had to be pulled from the truck, but was not seriously injured. No word on any charges at this time.[8-11Montgomer

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Three young hikers lost in the Montgomery county woods are safe.
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[TAKE HIKER MAP E592] The Roanoke County natives got lost Tuesday and were not found until yesterday afternoon in the Elliston area of Montgomery County near Alleghany Springs road.
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[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

25 year old Adam Lanter, his 19 year old sister, Whitney and 22 year old Stacey Sain went hiking Tuesday at the Nature Conservatory when they got lost. They ended up spending the night in the woods.
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((STACEY SAIN: SO WE DECIDED TO GO HIKING.:14 NEXT THING WE KNOW WE SEE A BEAUTIFUL WATERFALL WE GO DONE. AND WE CAN'T GET BACK UP. :18 AND DECIDE TO GO DOWN THE RIVER OR CREEK AND IT GOT TOO DARK OUTSIDE SO WE STOPPED AND SLEPT ON A ROCK.))
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The three had no water, but they did have a few sandwiches, a flashlight and a dead cell phone. Rescuers from across the region searched all night and finally found the hikers around noon yesterday. All three were in good condition, just a little hungry, thirsty and tired.
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Patrick Henry High School is getting a major facelift and that could lead to a major problem for drivers because the school will go from having two entrances to one. But administrators say don't worry, they have a plan to remove the roadblocks.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Persinger Hall and the administration building are being demolished. 12 modular units are being added for classroom space, and workers are turning a field into a faculty parking lot. Before, they along with some buses used an entrance on Blenheim Road, but not anymore.
Everyone now has to use the front entrance on Grandin Road, and the road behind the Governor's School will become one way.
The school system warns traffic headaches are to be expected.
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((DEBBIE DANIEL: OF COURSE WE ARE FLEXIBLE AND AS WE SEE THINGS ARISE WE CAN ADDRESS THEM IMMEDIATELY AND WE HOPE IT WON'T BE AN INCONVENIENCE AT ALL. BUT HONESTLY IT WILL BE MORE TRAFFIC THAN THEY USED TO IT BUT WITH THE PEOPLE WE HAVE IN PLACE WE CAN CONTROL THAT.))
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To help ease the craziness, the school has hired additional security.
There will also be an officer at the front entrance to direct traffic before and after school.
Police will also able to control the light at the corner of Grandin and Brandon if traffic backs up.
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Botetourt County and Fincastle are joining forces on a new sewage system.
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Tuesday, Botetourt County supervisors approved an agreement with Fincastle to replace its sewage treatment facility. Currently the town has a lagoon system which handles about 50-thousand gallons of waste a day. The new system should allow operators more control and efficiency. The new system is set to be up and running next August. It already has the "unofficial" nod from Fincastle's mayor, the town council is scheduled to decide on the plan next month. (------------)