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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Watch out for areas of dense fog-- otherwise becoming partly cloudy today.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete forecast, coming up.





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Federal investigators are expected on the scene this morning of a plane crash that killed several members of the Hendrick racing family.
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The plane crashed in a wooded area of bull mountain of Patrick county. State police secured the crash site last night and were still there this morning. The area's rocky terrain is causing obstacles.
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Still no word on what caused the crash but some rescue workers say fog may have made visibility nearly impossible. All ten people on board were killed. The plane left from Concord North Carolina, en route to Blue Ridge Airport in Spencer Virginia -- less than ten miles from the crash site. None of the bodies have been recovered because of the terrain.
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Hendrick owns the team of Jimmie Johnson, which won yesterday's race at Martinsville Speedway Many race fans had no idea what was happening as the race unfolded, but a weekend of revelry took a sobering turn -- and remined fans of other past tragedies.
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For many fans, the first idea that something was wrong came when race winner Jimmie Johnson was quickly taken away without a celebration in Victory Lane.
Later as they returned to the campgrounds, the extent of the situation became clear.
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((THE OLD SAYING IS THERE'S MORE IMPORTANT THINGS IN LIFE THAN RACING. A FAMILY WAS TORN APART TODAY, AND THAT'S THE SAD PART ABOUT IT.))
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As fans relived the day on videotape, and beside their campfires, many said the racing is not what they will remember.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
A foggy start to the day, with visibility less than a quarter-mile in some places.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has more on what to expect for the rest of the day.

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Federal investigators will try to make their way to the site where a plane owned by Hendrick Motorsports crashed on its way to the NASCAR race in Martinsville yesterday.
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[TAKE PICTURES FULL E644] Rick Hendrick was NOT on board the plane, but his brother, son, two neices, and engine builder are among the 10 dead.


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[TAKE MAP E542 Full] The Beech 200 crashed in thick fog on Bull Mountain as it was headed to the Blue Ridge airport in Spencer.
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State police say getting to the crash site is difficult because of the steep terrain. One official said four wheel drive vehicles cannot reach the area, and rescue personell will have get there on foot.


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Hendrick owns the team of Jimmie Johnson, which won yesterday's race at Martinsville Speedway.
As fans from across the country converged on Martinsville, a weekend of racing and revelry took a sobering turn.


For many NASCAR fans, Joe Dashiell reports, the news of Sunday's plane crash was a sad reminder of past tragedies.
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For many fans, the first inkling that something was wrong came when Jimmie Johnson was whicked away without a celebration in Victory Lane.
Later as they returned to the campgrounds, the extent of the tragedy became clear.
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((STEVE ARPIN: I'M A RACER MYSELF AND I KNOW HOW CLOSE-KNIT EVERYONE CAN BE, AND I JUST FEEL FOR ALL OF THEM. IT'S JUST A BAD DEAL.))
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As fans relived the day on videotape, and beside their campfires, many said the racing is not what they will remember.
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((THE OLD SAYING IS THERE'S MORE IMPORTANT THINGS IN LIFE THAN RACING. A FAMILY WAS TORN APART TODAY, AND THAT'S THE SAD PART ABOUT IT.))
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NASCAR is a sport with committed fans and deep rivalries, but now the entire racing community is in mourning.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Martinsville))


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Clouds and fog today, with highs in the mid 60s. Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your complete work week forecast, after the news.





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Rescue crews and the National Transportation Safety Board will return to some steep woods this morning -- where a plane crash took ten lives yesterday afternoon.
Authorities say the plane was owned by Hendrick Motorsports, one of the biggest names in NASCAR racing.
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[TAKE MAP E542 Full] The Beech 200 went down on Bull Mountain in Patrick County -- near the town of Stuart, about seven miles from the Blue Ridge Airport in Spencer where it was headed.
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The terrain will give crews a tough time collecting evidence and debris from the crash site.
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Reports say team owner Rick Hendrick was NOT on the plane. But his brother and team president John Hendrick, John 's twin daughters, Rick's son, and engine builder Randy Dorton were among the 10 people killed.

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This November -- voters throughout the Roanoke Valley will be TOUCHING computer screens rather than pulling on levers to cast their vote.
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Controversy has surrounded the new method. One major criticism is the missing paper trail. Roanoke county has an answer for that.
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((DIANE HENSON:WELL OUR MACHINES THAT WE BOUGHT FROM ADVANCED VOTING SOLUTIONS DOES HAVE A PAPER TRAIL BUT THE PEOPLE JUST DO NOT SEE IT. IT'S STORED IN TWO PLACES******(Fill in with a Cutaway)****** AND AT THE END OF THE DAY WHEN POLLS ARE CLOSED WE CAN HIT A BUTTON AND TELL IT TO PRINT FROM ONE OR BOTH OF THOSE PLACES AND IT GIVES US EACH BALLOT IN A RANDOM ORDER.))
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Other aspects of the American lifestyle have moved away from paper and adopted the computer chip-- Henson believes voting will be no different.
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((DIANE HENSON:THEY DO THEIR BANKING ONLINE, THEY GO TO ATM THEY TRUST THAT. SO IF THEY TRUST THEIR MONEY I WOULD THINK THEY WOULD TRUST THEIR VOTE.))
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The new system also provides more advantages to the disabled.
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[TAKE E539 FULL] Henson added that poll workers are still needed and if anyone is interested they should call 772-7500. The deadline to sign up is Wednesday.
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