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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Showers and storms are likely today-- so keep the umbrella handy.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, coming up.





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One person is dead and two others were taken to the hopital following a shooting at a Roanoke convenience store.
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Authorities say officers first responded to a disorder call at Blueberry Hill on Williamson Road around 2:05 this morning.
The crowd dispersed and moved to the Stop In on Hershberger Road.
Police say 22 year old Maurice Jerome Nance of Roanoke fired multiple times striking three men. All three were taken to the hospital, where 24 year old Joey Lee Joyce of Roanoke died.
The other two are in stable condition. Nance was taken to the Roanoke city jail. He faces several charges including murder.
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Police in Danville responded to two separate robberies last night. At 6-45, a worker at the Smoke Pit on Watson Street reported that a man entered the restaurant, pulled a pistol, demanded money, and ran away on foot. And shortly after 9:30, an employee of Big Al's Citgo on Riverside Drive reported two men came in, pulled a gun, and took an undisclosed amount of money.
They both left on foot. Police say K-9 units were dispatched in both cases.
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[TAKE DANVILLE CRIMESTOPPERS FS E530] Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call Danville Crimestoppers at 434-793-0000.

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Police in Danville also arrested two men in connection with another robbery yesterday. A Pizza Hut employee was making a delivery to the 800 block of Glendale Avenue around 6:45.
He saw a man standing near the front of the house.
When he approached the man to complete the delivery, another man came from beside the house wearing a mask and carrying a machete. The employee gave the men an undisclosed amount of money and the pizza.
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[TAKE FS MUGSHOTS E596 E597] Police arrested 18 year old Christopher William Earles of Danvlle, and 20 year old David Paul Barnett of Birch River, West Virginia after finding evidence inside, and in the woods nearby.
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[7-11Monty-Assitance]


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An organization helping those less fortunate in Montgomery County will be moving locations -- again.
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The Montgomery County Emergency Assistance Program, or MCEAP (ma-KEEP) as it's called, helps low income families with clothes, food and even bill payments. The organization recently found out the building that houses its clothing bank is going on the auction block. MCEAP (ma-KEEP) may need to move the facility for the second time in two years.
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((JULIE FLEET: THIS IS LIKE A FLOATATION DEVICE OUT THERE FOR PEOPLE WHO DON'T HAVE STUFF WHEN THEY NEED IT. CLOTHES, HOUSEHOLD, IT'S NOT JUST WHAT THEY DO IN HERE, IT'S WHAT THEY DO WITH THE MONEY THEY GET FROM SELLING THE STUFF IN HERE.))
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[OUT Q=the stuff in here.]
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If you'd like to help MCEAP (ma-keep) or need some assistance yourself, call 540-381-1561.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Staying mostly cloudy today with a chance of showers and storms lingering through the weekend.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has forecast details, coming up.

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One person is dead and two others were taken to the hosspital following an early morning shooting at a Roanoke convenience store.
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Authorities say officers first responded to a disorder call at Blueberry Hill on Williamson Road around 2:05.
The crowd dispersed and moved to the Stop In on Hershberger Road.
Police say 22 year old Maurice Jerome Nance of Roanoke fired multiple times striking three men. All three were taken to the hospital, where 24 year old Joey Lee Joyce of Roanoke died. The other two are in stable condition. Nance was charged with murder, several counts of malicous wounding, and taken to the Roanoke city jail.
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[55-VOBTroops-Donations]


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With a son fighting in Iraq, a Botetourt County couple is working on an operation of their own.
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Allen and Susan Beckner have started Operation Military Parents. The goal is to make sure U-S troops feel appreciated and parents don't have to miss their sons and daughters alone. The Army has provided the couple with a list of soldiers with special needs and the Beckners are working tirelessly to make sure those needs are met.
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((SUSAN BECKNER: YOU'VE GOT TO DO THAT TO KEEP THEIR MORALE UP BECAUSE IF NOT THEY GET DEPRESSED AND THINK, WELL, THE USA HAS FORGOTTEN US, BUT WE'RE NOT. US PARENTS ARE GOING TO STAND BEHIND OUR SOLDIERS. WE'VE GOT TO.))
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The couple's son, Private Dewayne Beckner joined the Army more than a year ago and is now serving in Iraq as a mechanic.
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[55-11Iraq-Homecoming]


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Two other area soldiers made it back home yesterday.
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Specialist Joseph Benson returned home after serving three months in Afghanistan. The Craig County native will spend the next two weeks with his wife and family before heading back overseas. His mother, Sharon says she's had many ups and downs since he left, but has never been at a loss for support.
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((SHARON BENSON: PEOPLE AT WORK ARE GREAT. EVERYBODY WHERE I WORK JUST CHIPPED IN AND SENT FOOD AND BEANIE WEENIES AND GUM AND BABY WIPES AND Q-TIPS. EVERYTHING HE'S ASKED FOR.))
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Warm smiles from family also greeted Lieutenant Colonel William Howard who spent fifteen months in Iraq. The 1983 Cave Spring Graduate was met by his wife in Germany for the final leg of the trip. While in Iraq he was a UH-60 helicopter pilot. In April he was on his way home, but only made it to Kuwait before he was sent back.
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((LT. COL. WILLIAM HOWARD; AFTER FIFTEEN MONTHS IN THE DESERT IT'S WONDERFUL TO BE HERE WITH THE KIDS, THE FAMILY, THE GREEN GRASS, THE TREES, IT'S AMAZING.))
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Howard and his family will be moving to California where he will be a professor at California State University for his remaining three years of service.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Expect the damp weather to linger through the weekend, with a good chance of showers and storm.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the seven day outlook, coming up.





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One person was killed and two others were injured after a shooting at a Roanoke convenience store.
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Authorities say officers first responded to a disorder call at Blueberry Hill on Williamson Road around 2:05 this morning.
The crowd dispersed and moved to the Stop In on Hershberger Road.
Police say 22 year old Maurice Jerome Nance of Roanoke fired multiple times striking three men. All three were taken to the hospital, where 24 year old Joey Lee Joyce of Roanoke died.
The other two are in stable condition. Nance was charged with murder, several counts of malicous wounding, and was taken to the Roanoke city jail.
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[8-11Shooting-Arrest]


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A shooting suspect was taken into custody after eluding police for two days. 18 year old Charles Lee Thompson was arrested after a short standoff early yesterday morning.
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Police say Thompson refused to come out of a Ferncliff Avenue apartment, and was holding a woman and her child hostage.
He was taken into custody around four o'clock.
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He now faces abduction, malicious wounding, and firearms charges. Court records indicate that police had been looking for Thompson since Tuesday.
37- year old Millard Mahala had identified him as one of the young men who shot him. Police say charges are pending against another suspect.
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Investigators searched for Thompson at his home on Willow Road for more than two hours Wednesday. A SWAT team entered the house, but could not find him. Police say Thompson had constructed a hiding nest in the attic complete with false doors and winding passages, and he may have been in the house all along.
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[TAKE CRIMELINE FS -- E517] Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call the Roanoke City Police department, or the Crimeline at 344-8500.
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[8-11Warner-convention]


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John Kerry officially accepted his party's nomination for president last night.
But before that, Virginia's top Democrat took center stage at the Democratic National Convention -- if only for a few minutes.
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The theme for the Governor's speech was evident from the start.
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((GOV. MARK WARNER: I WANT TO ANSWER THE QUESTION THAT A LOT OF YOU ALL HAVE BEEN ASKING ME ALL THIS WEEK. YES JOHN KERRY CAN WIN IN VIRGINIA.))
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Warner said he proved the pundits wrong in 2001 by being elected the governor of traditionally republican state, and John Kerry will do the same.
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[8-11Tech-Royalties]


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Virignia Tech is cashing in on the popularity of its sports teams
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Sales of the University's merchandise are at an all time high. Licensing royalties have surpassed a million dollars for the 2003-2004 fiscal year. Tech collects about 8-percent on anything that bears the school's name or logo. The money helps hold down tuition costs and other fees for students. Earlier this month, the school officially joined the A-C-C. Sales from those NEW products are expected to boost royalties even higher next year. (------------)