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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
A wind advisory is in effect, with showers tapering off.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, coming up.






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An accident on Interstate 81 could affect the morning commute. State police say around 12:30, a tractor trailer carrying crayons overturned in the southbound lane near mile marker 167, just south of Arcadia. The truck isn't blocking traffic, but V-DOT has closed the right hand lane while they remove it. No one was injured and there's no word on any charges for the driver.


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An Abingdon attorney has signed on to help fight against a methadone clinic in Roanoke. Michael Bragg has already represented opponents of a clinic in Washington County.
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Northwest Concerned Citizens are fighting the clinic that CRC Health Corporation plans to open on Hershberger Road.
Yesterday, leaders of the group introduced Bragg, who opposed a clinic in his own neighborhood a year ago.
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((MICHAEL BRAGG/ATTORNEY: WHAT WE HAD THERE WAS THE COUNTY HAVING THE BACKBONE AND THE CONCERN FOR THEIR CITIZENS TO TAKE UP THE FIGHT AND DO WHATEVER WAS NECESSARY TO STAND UP WITH THE CITIZENS AND FIGHT. I HAVEN'T SEEN THAT YET FROM THE CITY. I HOPE THEY DO FIND WITHIN THEMSELVES CONCERN FOR THEIR CITIZENS FOR THE COMMUNITY.))
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Bragg says he is 90 to 95 percent certain the group will file a lawsuit within the next few weeks.
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Two well know social and political activists were honored in Blacksburg last night.
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Sue Daniels and Niklan Jones died last month in an apparent murder suicide.
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Police say Jones killed Daniels, then set her Giles County home on fire before killing himself. Last night more than 50 mourners held candles and signs to honor the legacy of the pair.
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((SUSAN ANDERSON: SOME OF US ARE ALREADY CARRYING THE TORCH, OTHERS ARE MAYBE PICKING UP THE TORCH... BUT :28 WE JUST WANTED TO THE COMMUNITY TO KNOW THAT ACTIVISM DIDN'T DIE WITH SUE. :34 THOUGH SHE WAS ONE OF THE BEST ACTIVIST WE HAD. ))
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Friends say Daniels was also a great scientist in Virginia Tech's graduate program. One professor says she was one of the most brilliant biologists to come through Tech in quite some time.
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There's a new giant in the health insurance industry.
Anthem and Wellpoint Health Networks have completed their 16 and a half billion dollar merger.
The new company will take the Wellpoint name and will insure about 28 million people in at least 13 states, including Virginia.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
After some early showers, skies will turn partly cloudy.
Look for highs around 50.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the mid- week forecast, coming up. But first some traffic information to pass along. High wind has knocked down a tree on the 4700 block of Keagy road in Roanoke County this morning. Some power lines have been knocked down as well. A-E-P has been notified and is on the way to make repairs.

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State police say there was a record number of traffic fatalities over the holiday weekend. Police say preliminary numbers show 19 people were killed in 18 traffic crashes during the five-day holiday weekend. Reckless driving was the leading cause. Two victims were pedestrians, ten were drivers and seven were passengers. Nine victims were NOT wearing seat belts.


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Virginia's newest higher education center could be coming to an old textile mill in Martinsville.
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Martinsville businessman George Lester has offered to donate the old Tultex building as a site for the New College of Virginia.
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((GEORGE LESTER/THE LESTER GROUP: WE ARE IN A STATE OF CHANGE NOW, WE USED TO HAVE TEXTILES, FURNITURE AND TOBACCO, AND ALL THREE OF THOSE, BASICALLY ARE GONE, OR CHANGED SUBSTANTIALLY, AND YET WE HAVE THE SAME NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT ARE LOOKING FOR A CHANCE OF EMPLOYMENT 15 AND THEY NEED NEW SKILL SETS, THEY NEED NEW TRAINING.))
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The building has four floors and measures about 175-thousand square feet. But, organizers of the college say it is still just ONE of several sites they're considering.
The group says it's hired a consulting company out of Pittsburgh to help narrow down the choices.
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A bill up for consideration in the General Assembly could change the way your eye doctor does business.
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A House Committee has approved a bill that would prohibit optometrists from practicing in places that share a common door with a commercial business. Supporters of the bill say retailers like Costco have an open door to apply pressure to optometrists and affect their medical services. But some say there are already instruments in place to deal with doctors who perform under par.
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((ROBERT NEBIKER/DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS: I THINK THAT IF THERE IS POOR CARE BEING DELIVERED BY OPHTHALMOLOGIST OR OPTOMETRISTS THAT THERE IS SUFFICIENT LAW AND MECHANISM FOR EITHER THE BOARD OF MEDICINE OR THE BOARD OF OPHTHALMOLOGY TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST PEOPLE WHO DELIVER SUBSTANDARD CARE.))
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The bill will be considered during the upcoming General Assembly session.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Variably cloudy today with windy weather.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, coming up.
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But first-- some traffic information to pass along. High wind has knocked down a tree on the 4700 block of Keagy road in Roanoke County this morning. Traffic has been blocked off there, as well as on Walton Drive where another tree has fallen. Power lines have been knocked down, and A-E-P is on the way to make repairs. High wind is also wreaking havoc in the New River Valley. Police in Giles County say at least three roads are blocked. Sinking Creek and New Zion Roads in Pembroke are blocked, along with Old Wolf Creek Road in Narrows.






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An accident on Interstate 81 is also affecting the morning commute. State police say around 12:30, a tractor trailer carrying crayons overturned in the southbound lane near mile marker 167, just south of Arcadia. The truck isn't blocking traffic, but V-DOT has closed the right hand lane while they remove it. No one was injured, and there's no word on any charges for the driver. State police dispatchers say another single car accident happened directly across -- on the northbound lane.
It's not blocking traffic, and no one was seriously hurt.


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Opponents of a proposed Regional Jail in Roanoke County are more determined than ever to fight the project.
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Last night, nearly three hundred people showed up for a community meeting at the Salem Civic Center.
The county wants to build a new jail in Dixie Caverns, and is considering two sites near West River Road.
Nearby residents are angry Supervisors will vote on the site only three weeks after the proposal was announced.
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But the county says it must act now to meet a March deadline for state funding.
County leaders also point out the current jail is way over crowded.
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((GERALD HOLT/ROANOKE CO. SHERIFF: THE JAIL IS RATED FOR 108 AND WE HAVE IN THE RECENT MONTHS ABOUT 280 IN THE JAIL AND WE'VE BEEN HOUSING OTHER INMATES IN THE ROANOKE CITY JAIL.))
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The county wants to build a 600 bed facility at a cost of more than 60 million dollars.
If it's a regional jail, the state would provide fifty percent of the funding needed to build it.
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