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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Partly cloudy and hotter today with highs soaring into the upper 80s and lower 90s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, coming up.





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Daimler Chrysler will pay at least five million dollars in settlements over a 15 passenger church van crash in 20-01 that killed a Roanoke teenager.
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A judge approved the settlements for the family of Jessika Lewis -- who was killed -- and two others who suffered serious brain injuries. Eleven of 14 Virginia Heights Baptist Church youth group members returning home from a trip to Myrtle Beach were hospitalized -- Lewis died five days later. A National Transportation Safety Board report last year blamed tire failure and poor driver response as the cause of the wreck. The crash on U-S 220 near Greensboro became part of a national debate about the safety of 15-passenger vans, now notorious for flipping in fatal crashes.
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A Halifax County man who killed three neighbors in a long-running dispute over a driveway was executed by lethal injection last night.
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James Bryant Hudson pleaded guilty to shooting brothers Walter Stanley Cole and Thomas Wesley Cole, as well as Wesley's wife, Patsy Ayers Cole.
It happened outside their Halifax County home in July 2002.
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Hudson was pronounced dead at 9:07 last night. For his last day, he refused all visitors. And unlike many capital cases, Hudson never appealed his conviction or death sentence.
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Rocky Mount is trying to expand its industrial base.
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Tuesday night, the town voted to purchase nearly 60-acres of land to expand its half of the Rocky Mount-Franklin County Industrial Park. The town says the purchase was necessary to attract new businesses, considering it only had about 19-acres of land left in the park. Officials say the property includes 16-hundred feet of rail access.
One of the first things they plan to do is build a trans-loading dock for local farmers and businesses who receive products by rail.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Hot and humid today, with highs nearing 90 this afternoon.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, up next.

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It's called a "Meet-Up" and it's one way political activists get together and share ideas about electing their candidate of choice.
And next month, a self-titled "Queer for Kerry" house party will take place in Lynchburg.
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It's the idea of gay activist Corey Hidlebaugh (High-dul-baw).
Hidlebaugh says the gay community is concerned about the same issues as everyone else and they need to get involved.
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((COREY HIDLEBAUGH/GAY POLITICAL ACTIVIST: I WANTED TO HELP IDENTIFY DEMOCRATS IN THE COMMUNITY THAT MAY HAVE NEVER BEEN INVOLVED IN A POLITICAL CAMPAIGN OR POLITICS IN GENERAL AND JUST HELP GET OUT THE VOTE AND GIVE THEM AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE INVOLVED IN THIS CAMPAIGN.))
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Hidlebaugh says he already has about twenty people signed up to attend his event on September 4th.
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Summer vacation is already over for students in Botetourt County.
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Students in the county were one of the first from the area to head back to class after summer break. The principal at Cloverdale elementary said everything ran smoothly. This year teachers and students from Botetourt will deal with some changes. The school day starts 10-minutes earlier to help buses get where they need to go. Lunches are a little bit more expensive and the days of a final exam are finished. Officials say that's to give teachers more time for instruction.
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College students are returning to Blacksburg and Radford this week. Freshman began moving in yesterday morning. The Tech campus was full of students and families trying to unload furniture. The lines even started spilling out into local stores and restaurants. V-DOT warns that Interstate 81 and the route 460 bypass will be congested this weekend. Traffic is expected to be heaviest on Saturday. Both Radford and Virginia Tech start classes on Monday.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Drink plenty of water if you're working outside today-- temperatures will climb to around 90 for highs.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your seven day forecast, coming up.





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A Danville man faces a murder charge in South Carolina.
Last night, Danville police and sheriff's deputies from South Carolina arrested 32 year old Steven Christopher Brisco.
Police say the murder charge stems from an incident in Dorchester, South Carolina two years ago.
Brisco has already waived extradition and will be returned to South Carolina to face trial.

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Daimler Chrysler will pay at least five million dollars in settlements over a 15 passenger van crash that killed a Roanoke teen in 2001.
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[SUPER=03-Randolph Co., NC/July 2001;]
[TAPE#01-13 TC1:49:57]
[VO-NAT from 01-31 TC09:40]

A judge approved the settlements for the family of Jessika Lewis -- who was killed -- and two others who suffered serious brain injuries. Eleven of 14 Virginia Heights Baptist Church youth group members coming home from Myrtle Beach were hospitalized.
Lewis died five days later. The National Transportation Safety Board blames tire failure and poor driver response for causing the wreck. The crash on Route 220 near Greensboro became part of a national debate about the safety of the vans, notorious for flipping in fatal crashes.
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[8-11OxyContin]


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A class action case against Purdue Pharma has been dismissed. Three years ago, some Virginia OxyContin users sued the drug manufacturer, claiming it falsely marketed the risks of OxyContin. Yesterday, Federal Judge James Jones granted the company summary judgment.
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[VO SILT] At the end of his opinion, the Judge notes he's familiar with what he calls the "human misery caused by the abuse of prescription drugs, particularly OxyContin."
He cites: "Lives wasted, families disrupted, communities devastated, because of misuse of these drugs."
He then rhetorically asks whether the company might have oversold OxyContin for its own profit.
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The judge concluded this case did not answer that.