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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
A gorgeous start to the holiday weekend-- partly cloudy and mild today.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has our local forecast--plus an update on Hurricane Frances, coming up.





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Drivers can expect delays on Brambleton Avenue this morning. A water main break in front of Shenandoah Life Insurance has both lanes of Brambleton closed from Montgomery to Overland. Many customers in the area are without water, or have low water pressure. There's no word on when repair work will be done.

[7-11Patrick-Henry]


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An environmental specialist will be at a Roanoke school today -- trying to figure out what sent two students to the hospital yesterday.
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Crews were called to Patrick Henry High School just after 11:30 yesterday morning after several students complained of headaches, irritated eyes and trouble breathing. Crews initially suspected carbon monoxide and ventilated the classrooms. As a precaution- school officials are looking at nearby construction.
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((GARY LEAH, PATRICK HENRY HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: WE WANT TO GET SOME OF THE EQUIPMENT MOVED OUT OF HERE AND ANYTIME IT NEEDS TO BE CLOSE TO THE BUILDINGS ITS TO HAPPEN AFTERHOURS BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS, NOT WHILE KIDS ARE HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Gary Leah/Patrick Henry High School Principal]
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[OUTQ=.. kids are here.]
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Tests at the school and at the hospital were negative for carbon monoxide. Fire officials say an airborne irritant could be to blame, but at this point they have "no clue."
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The principal at Patrick Henry sent students home with a note to parents explaining what happened.

[7-11Henry-Schools]


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Parent's in Henry County will know immediately the next time there's an emergency in one of their schools -- thanks to an instant alert system.
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It is a web-based notification service that will be used in all fifteen of the district's schools.
An administrator starts an alert with a secure web site or by phone.
Parents will then receive the message immediately by phone, cell, pager, e-mail, or P-D-A.
The system will be used for things like early dismissals, weather related closings, or evacuations.
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[IN Q=For example we had]

((SHARON DODSON/HENRY CO. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: FOR EXAMPLE WE HAD THE POWER GO OFF AT ONE OF OUR HIGH SCHOOLS LAST YEAR AND THAT'S A DIFFICULT SITUATION TO MAINTAIN KIDS AT A SCHOOL BUILDING AND YOU WOULD CERTAINLY LIKE FOR PARENTS TO BE AWARE OF WHAT'S GOING ON AND THE SERIOUSNESS OF IT AND GIVE THEM THEIR OPTIONS ON COMING PICK UP THEIR CHILD OR TRANSPORT THE CHILDREN HOME WE WILL BE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE WITH EVERYBODY.))
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Parents will be able to go online and choose how they want to be notified.
The school system may also eventually use the service to inform parents about absenteeism or remind them of special events.
It should be fully operational by the end of fall.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
A mixture of sunshine and clouds-- otherwise a pleasant day with highs in the upper 70s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete holiday weekend outlook-- and a tropical update-- coming up.

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Expect delays if you're driving on Brambleton Avenue this morning. A water main break near Fishburne Park has both lanes of Brambleton closed from Montgomery to Overland. Many customers in the area are without water, or have low water pressure. There's no word on when repair work will be done.

[55-11Bus-Rescue]


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Residents who live in Richmond's Shockoe Bottom will finally be allowed back in today.
A 20 block area has been closed off since Monday's flash floods
Meanwhile, some amazing video shows just how dangerous the situation was Monday night-
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These pictures are taken from the windshield camera of a Richmond Transit Bus-
Robbie Williams was driving the bus and became stuck along with two passengers.
Within two minutes, water devours the curb and debris floating by.
In ten minutes, water is halfway up the side of some cars.
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((I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO DIE THAT'S HOW SCARED WE WERE.))
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On board the bus, Robbie-- who can not swim- screams for help..
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((ROBBIE: WE WERE THINKING UP A PLAN JUST IN CASE WATER CAME INSIDE THE BUS.. WHAT WE WERE GOING TO DO.. COULD WE GET OUT THE HATCH AND STAND ON TOP OF THE BUS OR COULD WE TRY TO SWIM AWAY.))
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[OUT Q=TO SWIM AWAY.]
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Robbie says radio dispatch told her to stay calm and then told her they got a call that a young woman in a car next to them needed help-
They opened the emergency window and pulled the woman in.
Rescue boats did come in to free Robbie and the others on the bus. They say they're thankful to be alive.
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[55-11Warner-RNC]


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The Democratic governor of Virginia takes issue with some of what's being said at the Republican national convention.


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Governor Mark Warner is disappointed over what he believes have been too many personal attacks against John Kerry this week.
The governor was in Roanoke yesterday to attend a reception for Delegate Onzlee Ware.
He told the party faithful Virginia will be competitive come November.
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((GOV. MARK WARNER: THE KERRY CAMPAIGN HAS CAMPAIGNED IN THE STATE. IT SEEMS LIKE THE BUSH CAMPAIGN IS TAKING VIRGINIA FOR GRANTED. I HOPE THEY CONTINUE TO DO THAT. THAT'S HOW THE UNDERDOG CAN CREEP UP.))
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The governor says he would like to hear both presidential candidates talk more about plans to keep the national deficit under control.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Partly cloudy as we head into the Labor Day weekend.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the extended forecast, plus the latest on Hurricane Frances, after the news.





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Drivers can expect delays on Brambleton Avenue in Roanoke this morning. A water main break near Fishburn Park has both lanes of Brambleton closed from Montgomery to Overland. Only a few customers in the area are without water, or have low water pressure. Officials hope the work will be finished by Noon.

[8-11Swann]


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It took three months -- but the family of a man who died in prison finally found out -- last week. Now they want answers.
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Funeral services for 49-year-old Calvin Swann were held yesterday in Danville's Highland Burial Park.
Swann was serving a life term for a 1993 robbery and murder- He had been on death row for five years until he was granted clemency in 1999. But when he died of a heart attack in May, prison officials couldn't find any family.
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((CLYDE SWANN: LIKE I TOLD THEM MY NAME'S ON THE VISITATION LIST, I'M THE ONE WHO'S BEEN SENDING MONEY DOWN THERE, SEEMS LIKE YOU CALL COULD HAVE FOUND ME. BUT NO, THEY SAID THAT AIN'T THE PROCESS, THAT AIN'T THE WAY THEY NORMALLY DO IT. THEY NORMALLY DON'T GO TO THE VISITATION LIST TO FIND THE NEXT OF KIN.))
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Swann says his brother's prison file apparently contained out-of-date information.
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[8-11Linkous]


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A Christiansburg teenager now faces murder charges.
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17 year old Zachary Linkous is accused of killing 15 year old Edward Bertrand back in June. Bertrand was shot once in the stomach in a friend's garage on Spruce Street in Christiansburg. Prosecutors dropped the malicious wounding and voluntary manslaughter charges against Linkous. He's now charged with second degree murder and the use of a firearm in commission of a felony. Linkous' attorney says the shooting was an accident.
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((JIMMY TURK: THIS IS TERRIBLY TRAGIC, TERRIBLY SAD. YOU'VE GOT ONE YOUNG MAN THAT'S CHARGED WITH ACCIDENTALLY SHOOTING HIS BEST FRIEND.))
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It's the Commonwealth's policy NOT to comment. A grand jury will hear the case in October.
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The committee considering the future of Victory Stadium wants to know if the structure is sound, and members are planning to call in an engineering firm to find out.
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City Council appointed a 14- member committee to consider the future of the Roanoke landmark, and the need for other athletic facilities in the city.
Members say they need to know what kind of shape the stadium is in, before they can make a recommendation.
The committee's chairman says a structural engineer should be able to tell the committee if there are problems with the stadium, and how much it will cost to repair them.
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