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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Cloudy today with a few spotty showers.
Look for highs in the low to mid 50s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, coming up.





[7-Police-Accident]


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A Roanoke County police officer was injured when his car ran off the road during a chase last night.
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Authorities say officer J. R. Moore was chasing a black Ford Mustang headed toward Salem on Thompson Memorial Drive.
Just before 11 o-clock, the Mustang turned to get on Interstate 81 and officer Moore lost control of his cruiser as he tried to follow.
The police car ran down an embankment.
Moore was taken to an area hospital, though police wouldn't comment on his injuries.
The black Ford Mustang got away.
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[7-Lynchburg-Shooting]


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Lynchburg police say they know who allegedly shot a cab driver over the weekend, but they don't know where he is.


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[TAKE JOHNSON FS]
Officers say it was 21 year old Desuan Steven Johnson of Lynchburg who shot the cab driver early Sunday Morning.
Officers aren't sure where Johnson is, but say he should be considered armed and dangerous.
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The cab driver-- 51 year old James Marshall Crawford-- was shot twice as he ran from his vehicle at the intersection of Fifteenth and Grace Streets.
Police say his injuries are not life-threatening.


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The Lynchburg Police department is celebrating a big milestone with help from at least one corporate sponsor.
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B-W-X Technologies presented Chief Charles Bennett with a check for five thousand dollars yesterday.
The money will help finance a police memorial and other activities, as the department marks its 200th year of service.
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((CAPT. BRANDON ZUIDEMA/LYNCHBURG POLICE: WE THINK IT'S IMPORTANT. IT'S 200 YEARS OF A LONG HISTORY AND A PROUD HISTORY, SO WE'D LIKE TO BE ABLE TO RECOGNIZE THAT. AND WE THINK THAT WE CAN PARTNER WITH THE COMMUNITY AND WHETHER IT'S CORPORATE SPONSORSHIPS LIKE B-W-X TECHNOLOGIES OR INDIVIDUALS DOING BRICK PURCHASES FOR EITHER A HUNDRED OR 500 DOLLARS TO GO INTO THE WALKWAY.))
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Plans call for a granite memorial and walkway in front of the public safety building.
Officers also will be issued a special bicentennial badge to wear next year.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
A few scattered showers are likely today, witha better chance of rain tomorrow.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the extended outlook, coming up.

[55-Police-Accident]


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Dispatchers say a Roanoke County police officer is okay after being injured in an accident last night.
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Authorities say officer J. R. Moore was chasing a black Ford Mustang headed toward Salem on Thompson Memorial Drive.
Just before 11 o-clock, the Mustang turned to get on Interstate 81 and officer Moore lost control of his cruiser as he tried to follow.
The police car ran down an embankment.
Moore was taken to an area hospital, though police wouldn't comment on his injuries.
The black Ford Mustang got away.
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[55-11Tech-ACC]


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Hokie fever is starting to spread in Blacksburg this week.
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Tech plays Miami this Saturday for sole ownership of the ACC title and a BCS bowl bid. Fans around the area are already showing their Hokie pride with signs. Souvlaki (sue-vla-key) in Blacksburg even has a grave already marked for Miami in its famous Tech Graveyard display.
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((MIKE BUCHANAN: OH EVERYONE LOVES IT.. IT'S ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS THEY DO GOING TO A GAME. THEY STOP BY AND LOOK AT THE GRAVEYARD TO SEE IF THERE'S COMMENT. OR TO SEE IF WE BURIED THE OPPONENT. BOTH BEFORE AND AFTER THE GAME. ))
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The team will leave Lane Stadium for Miami around 10:30 Friday morning. Fans are already planning to have a big send off.
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[55-6-VUL-Photos]


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Most people don't know much about Virginia University of Lynchburg --one of the Hill City's oldest centers of higher learning.
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As alumni gather this week, a photographic exhibit will help illustrate the historic school's early years.
It began life as a Baptist seminary for black students in 1886, and became a university eight years ago.
School leaders hope the exhibit will increase interest in the school and its ongoing renovations.
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((DR. RALPH REAVIS/V.U.L. PRESIDENT: HOW THEY DID IT WITH NICKELS AND DIMES. AND WE SHOULD BE CHALLENGED IN OUR TIME WHEN WE MAKE MORE MONEY THAN ANY OTHER TIME IN OUR HISTORY, TO DO EVEN MORE TO RESTORE THE INSTITUTION AND TO PUSH IT TO HEIGHTS IT HAS NEVER BEEN BEFORE.))
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The exhibit can be found at C-J-M-W Architects at 10-30 Main Street in Lynchburg through the end of December.
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The Commonwealth of Virginia is now the proud owner of a natural wonder near Covington.
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MeadWestvaco donated Falling Spring and its surrounding property to the Virginia State Park system. Unlike most falls in the Commonwealth that are cascades or slides, Falling Spring is a drop of about 150-feet "off an overhanging ledge." It's one of the most visited sites in the Alleghany Highlands, and officials say the donation is a big step toward increasing the area's recreation and tourism.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Clouds and spotty showers with highs reaching the 50s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete outlook, after the news.





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Opponents of a new regional jail in Roanoke County will meet tonight.
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Last night, about 100 opponents gathered to discuss how to fight the project.
Roanoke County is considering building the jail at two sites near West River Road in Dixie Caverns.
Nearby residents are angry because they were notified about the project just last week.
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((RUTH ASHWORTH: THEY SAY THE IMPACT WILL BE MINIMAL, I DON'T BELIEVE THAT FOR A MINUTE AND I DONT THINK THEY CAN POSSIBLY TELL US THAT SO THE CHANGE IN THE QUALITY OF LIFE AND THE PLANS THAT I'VE HAD FOR MY FAMILY AND LIVING IN THAT COMMUNITY WILL BE DRASTICALLY ALTERED.))
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Tonight's community meeting takes place at the Salem Civic Center, beginning at six o'clock.
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After examining all the complaints from election day, state officials say more education is necessary to make elections run smoother.
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The State Board of Elections categorized every call received on election day and found two major trends. Too many voters were told they couldn't vote without their I-D when they could have signed an affirmation of identity.
And many voters who weren't on the poll books were confused about casting provisional ballots.
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((JEAN JENSEN/STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS SECRETARY: WE REALLY HAVE GOT TO FIND A WAY TO GET THIS INFORMATION ABOUT HOW YOU VOTE ABSENTEE, WHAT YOUR RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE AS A VOTER. WE'VE GOT TO GET THAT INFORMATION OUT TO THE PUBLIC.))
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Jensen says problems associated with new electronic voting machines were minimal.
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Attorney General Jerry Kilgore courted Virginia's farmers yesterday, as members of the Virginia Farm Bureau gathered at the Homestead.
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Kilgore stressed his roots on a Scott County cattle and tobacco farm.
And the likely Republican candidate for Governor said he would be an advocate for Virginia agriculture, working to end excessive regulation and taxation.
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((WE SAW THE RESULTS OF THE LAST ELECTION. WE SAW THAT THE RURAL VOTE WAS VERY IMPORTANT. IT'S GOING TO BE IMPORTANT IN FUTURE ELECTIONS. WE NEED TO SPEAK TO VIRGINIA VALUES, WHAT'S IMPORTANT ALL ACROSS THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA FROM ENDING UNNECESSARY TAXATION AND REGULATION TO ENDING THE DEATH TAX.))
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[OUT Q=to ending the death tax.]
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The likely Democratic nominee, Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine will speak to the Farm Bureau by video teleconference tomorrow morning. (------------)