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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We have some school information to pass along-- [Take Schooltouch FS]
Giles High School and Macy McClaughtery Elementary/Middle School are closed today because of a water main break.
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Meanwhile, we'll see another unseasonably mild day across the area-- with highs again climbing into the 70s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the work week outlook, coming up.





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An early morning fire that destroyed a vacant farm house in Elliston has also disrupted telephone service in the Ironto area. Firefighters responded to the blaze on North Fork Road around 2:30. Authorities say the flames melted several major phone cables located in front of the home. Verizon is working on the problem, but it will take several hours for service to be restored.



[7-11-220-Fatal]


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Police are still looking for the driver of a car involved in a crash over the weekend that left two girls dead in Roanoke.
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17-year-old Elizabeth Eddy of Rockbridge County and 18-year-old Mary Ashley Meadows of Lynchburg were killed after a series of accidents on route 220 early Saturday morning. Police say the girls were passengers in a car which was cut off by a man driving a teal sports car. The car flipped -- and the passengers were getting out of the vehicle -- when it was hit by an S-U-V... crushing and killing Eddy. Police say the remaining three did not realize their friend had been hurt and were trying to make it to safety at the side of the road when Meadows was killed.
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If you have any information on the teal car or its driver, you're asked to call the Roanoke City Police.
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[7-I-81]


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Highway officials say Interstate 81 is safer than other interstates in Virginia -- despite some dangerous sections.
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The statewide accident rate is 277 crashes per 100 Million vehicles on all of the interstates. The overall accident rate on I-81 is much lower -- 160 crashes per 100 million vehicles. Trucks fared about the same as cars in the analysis. They make up 29 percent of the vehicles using 81, and are involved in 29 percent of crashes.
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Two of the most dangerous spots on I-81 are near the northbound exits at Buchanan, where crash rates are more than double the state average.

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Police in Roanoke County are investigating after people living on Willow Creek Road woke up Saturday morning with their cars vandalized.
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The vandals used spray paint, soap, and other household items to deface residents' cars. Satanic slogans and random spray marks were left on cars throughout the neighborhood. Most residents were able to remove the markings with soap and water.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... We have some school information to pass along-- [Take Schooltouch FS]
Giles High School and Macy McClaughtery Elementary/Middle School are closed today because of a water main break.
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Also, the northbound lane of Route 220 in Boones Mill is closed near Naff road due to an accident.
In the forecast-- we'll see mostly sunny skies again and warm highs in the 70s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, coming up after the news.

[55-11Virginia-Parks]


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Virginia's park system doesn't get a lot of GREEN, but it's still the best in the nation.
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This week Department of Conservation and Recreation Director Joe Maroon spelled out the park's money problems to members of the Senate Finance Committee. He says Virginia receives less state support than most every other state in the U-S.
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((JOE MAROON: WE'RE 50TH IN THE COUNTRY SO WE'RE MUCH BELOW WEST VIRGINIA, NORTH CAROLINA, ALL OF OUR SOUTHEAST COMPETITORS SO IT'S A GREAT NEED FOR US TO BE ABLE TO GET SOME ADDITIONAL STATE SUPPORT IN ORDER TO MAKE OUR STATE PARK SYSTEM WHAT IT REALLY CAN BE.))
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In the past decade the number of people visiting Virginia's parks has increased by three million. Maroon says the department needs an additional 13- million dollars over the next several years to keep the park system operating. He'd also like to hire more than 100- new staff members.
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The department also hopes to open a new park in the Farmville area sometime next year. It's hoping to acquire a Norfolk- Southern rail line that's no longer being used.

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Across the country, more than three and a half million children belong to three thousand Boys & Girls clubs in different cities.
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They are a place to play, meet with friends and do homework after school ... and an alternative to the streets. But in Lynchburg, the Boys and Girls Clubs of America has no local chapter.
Louis Robinson aims to change that.
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((LOUIS ROBINSON/ORGANIZER: AND THESE KIDS NEED A SAFE PLACE TO GO IN THE AFTERNOON WHERE THEY MEET PEOPLE THERE AND THEY HAVE TUTORS THERE AND THEY HAVE PEOPLE THERE WHO ARE PROFESSIONALS TO TURN THEIR LIFE AROUND, BECAUSE OUR MISSION IS TO INSPIRE ALL KIDS, ESPECIALLY THOSE FROM DISADVANTAGED CIRCUMSTANCES.))
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Robinson plans to use this former shoe warehouse downtown. Two things have to happen first, though. The land needs rezoning, and the group needs to raise a couple hundred thousand dollars from area residents.
Organizers say it's an investment the community needs to make. The planning commission will study the proposal next month.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Today's forecast looks pleasant, with highs again soaring in to the 70s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your seven day outlook, in just a few minutes.
But first we have some school information to pass along-- [Take Schooltouch FS]
Giles High School and Macy McClaughtery Elementary/Middle School are closed today because of a water main break.
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Some traffic information as well. State police say both lanes of Route 220 have been re-opened in Boones Mill near Naff Road after an accident caused one lane to be closed earlier this morning.






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A clear day in Patrick County allowed crews to remove wreckage from last week's Hendrick Motorsports plane crash.
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A helicopter was used to remove the debris from the top of Bull Mountain. Authorities have spent the last week guarding the site, but were unable to remove any wreckage without the helicopter support. Crews spent about three hours flying pieces of debris from the mountain. The wreckage was then collected by a ground crew and loaded onto trucks. Debris will now be relocated to Delaware-- where NTSB officials will try and piece clues from the crash together. Officials have not released any new information regarding the CAUSE of the crash.
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[8-11Check-21]


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People who put money in the bank to cover a check that's already been written may notice some problems now.
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The Check Clearing for the Twenty First Century Act, or check twenty-one, went into effect on Thursday. The act is designed to improve the way checks are cleared by using a process known as "check truncation."
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((JOANN LLOYD:IT'S GOING TO PROCESS THOSE CHECKS FASTER, IT'S GOING TO LET US KNOW ABOUT FRAUDULENT CHECKS QUICKER, AND IT IS GOING TO FREE UP THE FLOAT THAT DEPOSITED CHECKS HAVE NOW.))
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The float is writing a check without funds to cover it. Checks will now be processed much like an ATM card-- instantly.
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((JOANN LLOYD:WE ARE IN AN ELECTRONIC WORLD AND CHECK TWENTY-ONE IS JUST REALLY THE GIANT STEP INTO MAKING IT COMPLETELY ELECTRONIC.))
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Customers should check with their own bank to find out details about the new regulations.
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[8-I-81]


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Highway officials say Interstate 81 is safer than other interstates in Virginia -- despite some dangerous sections.
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The statewide accident rate is 277 crashes per 100 Million vehicles on all of the interstates. The overall accident rate on I-81 is much lower -- 160 crashes per 100 million vehicles. Trucks fared about the same as cars in the analysis. They make up 29 percent of the vehicles using 81, and are involved in 29 percent of crashes.
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Two of the most dangerous spots on I-81 are near the northbound exits at Buchanan, where crash rates are more than double the state average.