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Good morning, I'm Susan Bahorich...... Sunshine with increasing clouds make up the weather picture today, with highs in the low 50s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your seven day outlook, coming up.





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A Lynchburg taxi driver is recovering after a botched robbery attempt early Sunday morning. 51 year old James Marshall Crawford told police he picked up a man wearing a puffy black jacket shortly after 1 o'clock. The passenger tried to rob Crawford at the intersection of 5th and Polk streets. Crawford got out and started to run when the suspect shot him twice in the neck and shoulder. (++++++++++++) [Take Crimestoppers FS] Anyone with information on the robbery attempt is asked to call Lynchburg Police or Central Virginia Crimestoppers at 1-888-798-5900.
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[7-11Holiday-Traffic]


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Yesterday was no exception to the rule when it comes to holiday travel. It was the busiest day of the year on Virginia's highways.
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[SUPER=03-Salem]

Thousands of holiday travelers spent the majority of their day behind the wheel-- making sections of Interstate-81 look more like a parking lot than a highway.
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[SOT 18:04:57]
[IN Q=Moving from 77 onto 81]

((MOVING FROM 77 ONTO 81 WAS A BIT OF A NIGHTMARE. WE SAW FOUR ACCIDENTS IN THE SPAN OF ONE MILE.))
[SUPER=01-Rebecca Surratt/Traveler]
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[OUT Q=in the span of one mile.]
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[VO-NAT]

Most of the drivers heading through Virginia saw a large number of officers. 75-percent of Virginia State Police troopers were on duty.
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[SOT 00:08:22]
[IN Q=Most of the summons issued]

((MOST OF THE SUMMONS ISSUED DURING THIS CARE HOLIDAY TRAVEL DAY WILL BE FOR RECKLESS DRIVING SPEEDING, WILL ALSO BE LOOKING FOR DUI, PEOPLE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL, BUT MOST OF THE ENFORCEMENT WILL BE WITH TRAFFIC MOVING VIOLATIONS.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Mike King/Virginia State Police]
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[OUT Q=with traffic moving violations.]
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[VO-NAT]

Triple-A estimates this year's travel volume will be above pre-nine-eleven levels for the first time. They estimated more than one million Virginian's would travel 50 miles or more from home over the holiday.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Susan Bahorich.....
Sunny, with clouds moving in.
Look for overnight lows in the upper 30s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your forecast, coming up.

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22 year old Lance Corporal Demarkus Brown was killed in in action November 19th in Iraq. Yesterday, hundreds of friends and family gathered to remember the Marine, and celebrate his life.
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[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]

Brown grew up in Martinsville and graduated from Laurel Park High School in 2000, where he excelled in wrestling and track. Family members say he had a dream of serving in the military.
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[IN Q=AND WHEN YOU ]

((AND WHEN YOU SEE MARK FOR WHO HE WAS THEN YOU KNOW HE DIED DOING WHAT HE LOVED DOING AND THAT WAS SERVING HIS COUNTRY))
[SUPER=01-Donna Robertson/Brown's Cousin; ]
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Brown was also deeply involved with the Junior R-O-T-C program during high school.
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((HE WAS JUST SO OVERWHELMED WITH ROTC AND HE WOULD COME BY OFTEN AND TELL ME YOU KNOW MS. WALLER WHEN I GET IN SERVICE I'M GOING TO RETIRE, I'M COMING BACK, AND I'M GOING TO DO SOME THINGS))
[SUPER=01-Karen Scales-Waller/High School Counselor;]
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[OUT Q=DO SOME THINGS]
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All those at the funeral say they will remember Brown as a honorable Marine first, but also a respected member of the Martinsville community.

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[ENG#=2]


Millions of people were on Virginia's roads yesterday -- returning home from holiday travel to start the work week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

Thousands of holiday travelers spent the majority of their day behind the wheel-- making sections of Interstate-81 look more like a parking lot than a highway. Most of the drivers heading through Virginia saw a number of officers on the roadways. 75-percent of Virginia State Police troopers were on duty. Triple-A estimates this year's travel volume will be above pre-nine-eleven levels for the first time. They estimated more than one million Virginian's would travel 50 miles or more from home over the holiday.
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The nation's holiday tree arrives at its final destination later this morning. And for the first time it's a tree from Virginia.
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[SUPER=03-Highland Co./November 2;]

The 70 foot red spruce will reside on the grounds of the U-S Capitol. It was cut from George Washington National Forest earlier this month. School children from around the Old Dominion made five thousand ornaments for its branches.
[SUPER=03-Salem/November 21;]

The tree made dozens of stops across the Commonwealth as it made its way to the nation's capital, including the Roanoke Valley.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Susan Bahorich......
A mix of sun and clouds as temperatures reach the low 50s today.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have you forecast in just a few moments...





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22 year old Lance Corporal Demarkus Brown was killed in in action November 19th in Iraq. Yesterday, hundreds of friends and family gathered to remember the Marine, and celebrate his life.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]

Brown grew up in Martinsville and graduated from Laurel Park High School in 2000, where he excelled in wrestling and track. Family members say he had a dream of serving in the military.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=AND WHEN YOU ]

((AND WHEN YOU SEE MARK FOR WHO HE WAS THEN YOU KNOW HE DIED DOING WHAT HE LOVED DOING AND THAT WAS SERVING HIS COUNTRY))
[SUPER=01-Donna Robertson/Brown's Cousin; ]
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Brown was also deeply involved with the Junior R-O-T-C program during high school.
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[IN Q=HE WAS JUST SO ]

((HE WAS JUST SO OVERWHELMED WITH ROTC AND HE WOULD COME BY OFTEN AND TELL ME YOU KNOW MS. WALLER WHEN I GET IN SERVICE I'M GOING TO RETIRE, I'M COMING BACK, AND I'M GOING TO DO SOME THINGS))
[SUPER=01-Karen Scales-Waller/High School Counselor;]
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[OUT Q=DO SOME THINGS]
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All those at the funeral will remember Brown as a honorable Marine first, but also a respected member of the Martinsville community.

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Two local moms are trying to make sure people in the region know that a simple donation can save lives.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Tina Urquhart and Jennifer Cockram (COCK-RUM) share something in common. They both donated their newborn child's umbilical cord. The cord contains stem cells that could be used to help save a life.
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[SOT 16:47:41]
[IN Q=Because they are using stem]

((BECAUSE THEY ARE USING STEM CELLS FOR MORE AND MORE THINGS AND THIS IS A WAY TO DO IT WITHOUT HARMING ANYBODY, IT'S THROWN AWAY, SO IT'S FREE. AND THEY CAN USE IT TO SAVE CHILDREN.))
[SUPER=01-Tina Urquhart/Donor]
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[OUT Q=and they can use it to save children.]
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Both mothers say the process was the easiest part of child-birth and they just want to get the word out.
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[SOT 16:32:52]
[IN Q=Everyone should know what their]

((EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW WHAT THEIR OPTIONS ARE AND THIS IS JUST ANOTHER WAY TO HELP PEOPLE. THE MORE PEOPLE THAT KNOW ABOUT, IT THE MORE PEOPLE THAT MIGHT DO IT, THE MORE PEOPLE THAT MIGHT BE HELPED.))
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Cockram/Donor]
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[OUT Q=people that might be helped.]
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The women say the background checks for the donation do take some time so mothers interested should start the process early into their pregnancy.
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