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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
A mixture of clouds and sunshine today, with highs around 60.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the extended outlook, up next.




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Buchanan County's top elected official has pled guilty to taking part in a bribery scheme investigators dubbed, "Operation Coon Dog." 51 year old James "Pete" Stiltner, Junior pled guilty in an Abingdon court room yesterday after resigning his post.
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The federal and state investigation stems back to the awarding of contracts for clean-up work following the 2002 floods.
County officials and business owners were charged with giving coon dogs, trucks, and cash in exchange for lucrative flood clean up jobs.
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Stiltner will be sentenced in April.
He faces 110 years in prison, and a two and a half million dollar fine. Four more defendants are expected to plead guilty tomorrow.

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Authorities now say the man accused of hitting and killing a mother and daughter while driving in Shawsville was NOT under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
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Prosecutors dropped a DUI charge against 22 year old Christopher Hight yesterday. Hight is still charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of 44 year old Joyce Sirry, and her six year old daughter Betty. Last summer, Sirry and her daughter were walking along Route 460, when they were struck by Hight's car. Prosecutors say a toxicology report doesn't support a DUI charge. Hight goes on trial in January on the manslaughter charges.
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The Catholic Diocese of Richmond is hoping a new program will help prevent child sexual abuse by clergy members.
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It's called "Protecting God's Children" and teaches parishioners to look for suspicious behavior and warning signs in other adults. The hope is that by turning the focus to adults - the church can prevent abuse before it happens. The diocese hopes to have everyone who works with children trained by June. Leaders say they also hope to reach out to those who've lost faith in the church.
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((PAUL ASHTON: WE WANT TO BE A BRIDGE FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE ANGRY. WE WANT TO BE SOME TYPE OF BRIDGE THAT BRINGS THEM FROM THIS ANGER, RESENTMENT AND HURT TO THE OTHER SIDE WHERE WE CAN HEAL EFFECTIVELY BUT MAKE CHANGES.))
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Criminal background and reference checks are now required every four years for parishioners who work with children on a regular basis.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
A mixture of clouds and sunshine today, with a few scattered showers possible in the western region.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, coming up.

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A federal judge sentenced the daughter-in-law of a former Giles County sheriff to 12 years in prison yesterday.
Allison Paige Falls pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute cocaine and oxycodone, as well as a weapons charge.


Her husband, James Edwin Falls, previously received a 12-year sentence on similar charges.
James Falls is the son of former Giles County Sheriff Larry Falls, who retired last year.


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Some Roanoke County students put down their pens and pencils last night and picked up the telephone.
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The switch is part of the Education Foundation's annual phonathon.
High school students call up Roanoke County residents and ask them to donate money to help fund scholarships for seniors.
The event typically raises about ten-thousand dollars.
There's even an incentive for student participation.
Ten-percent of the proceeds go towards the school organizations the students belong to.
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Tom Cruise has been spotted yet again in Rockbridge County.
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Some of the scenes from the actors latest movie, 'The War of the Worlds" will be shot in the county- possibly on this farm on Decatur Road.
It's a remake of the film about a Martian invasion of earth.
Cruise apparently spent the night at a private inn recently-
People from paramount studios have also inquired about lodging in the area.
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Cruise and Director Steven Spielberg were in town about six weeks ago as well- spotted at the Lexington Dairy Queen where Cruise ordered a chocolate cone.
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Paramount people have also inquired about warehouse space for props and catering services for the crew.
The scenes will be shot sometime next month.. Filming is expected to take about a week. The movie is also being shot in New Jersey and Upstate New York. It's due out next June.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Not quite as chilly as your first head out the door today-- look for highs around 60.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your Tuesday forecast, after the news.





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Subway and other national chains will NOT be moving into the Roanoke City Market building anytime soon. City leaders want to develop a strategic plan for the landmark first.
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Tenants of the market building had argued that national chains would provide unfair competition, and threaten the local flavor of the food court.
The owners of the downtown Subway had hoped to lease one of the market building's exterior spaces.
They said the well-known chain would help to boost the lunch crowd for everyone.
But Council members said they were reluctant to change the current mix, before the city takes a closer look at the future of the market area.
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((SHERMAN LEA: THIS IS A UNIQUE BUILDING, AND A UNIQUE VENTURE AND I THINK IT SHOULD STAY THAT WAY.)) ((BEV FITZPATRICK: YOU KNOW I THINK WE NEED TO SPEND A LITTLE MORE TIME TALKING ABOUT WHAT OUR OWN PROPERTY IS VALUED AT AND WHAT WE WANT IT TO BE AND CONSIDER THAT BEFORE WE MAKE ANY MONUMENTAL DECISIONS.))
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Yesterday city council did approve incentives for the south Roanoke retail center that will include a Ukrops grocery store.
The performance agreement could bring the developer nine million dollars over fifteen years.
City officials defended the deal, citing the high cost of building in the flood plain.
The payments will equal the amount of tax revenue the project generates, up to 600- thousand dollars a year for fifteen years.
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A proposed upscale neighborhood has two Roanoke communities up in arms.
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Boone Homes wants to build 65 estate homes in South Roanoke behind the Wal-mart off U.S. 220.
Access to the subdivision would be located off Peakwood Drive, a road many residents say is already dangerous.
But the developer plans to use a road in the Southern Hills community for its construction vehicles.
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((BARBARA PHELPS/SOUTHERN HILLS RESIDENT: IT'S NOT A HUGE STREET. IT IS VERY SMALL STREET. IT CAN BARELY HANDLE THE TRAFFIC NOW. WE HAVE NOT ANY REPAIRS OR ANYTHING DONE TO IT.))
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The land is already zoned residential.
City council will decide things like storm-water management issues.
Some neighbors have already filed a lawsuit trying to block the project.
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