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Good morning, I'm Susan Bahorich...... Look forward to a mostly sunny and breezy day with temperatures in the low 60's. Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your seven-day forecast in just a few moments...




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An Ohio man faces multiple charges after a police chase that spanned two states. State police say the chase started early this morning when authorities in Stokes County, North Carolina responded to a break-in. They pursued the suspect, who was driving a stolen car, across the state line shortly before 3 o'clock.
Patrick County sheriff's deputies picked up the chase there and continued into Floyd County where more deputies and state police joined in. A trooper put down stop-sticks onto Route 8. The suspect ran over the spikes which deflated some of tires, but he continued and crashed into a state police cruiser. There is no report of any injuries. The suspect, 18 year old Bryan S. Payne from Chillicothe (Chill-uh-koth-ee) Ohio, is being held in Floyd County. He faces numerous charges.

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Not long ago oxycontin abuse was the main drug problem police in Southwest Virginia faced. Now it's methamphetamine, and yesterday authorities from around the state met in Richmond to discuss the problem.
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Some 200 police officers, sheriffs and prosecutors learned what to look for and how to react when busting a meth lab.

The highly addictive drug is made of common household chemicals, but can be lethal if handled improperly. Attorney General Jerry Kilgore plans to introduce legislation next month that would create a uniform procedure for cleaning up meth labs.
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The Radford recounts are over.
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A recount upheld all the winners from the November election for Commonwealth's Attorney and Sheriff. Democrat Chris Rehak beat Republican challenger Patrick Moore by just one vote. The race was a special election for a one year term. A second recount also confirmed that Republican Mark Armentrout beat Democrat Terry Alley by 26 votes in the sheriff's race.
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A former Alleghany County magistrate will be spending some time of his own behind bars.
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27-year-old Jeremiah Walker was sentenced yesterday to 60-days in jail after pleading No Contest to shooting at his childhood friend. In February, Walker and Christina Paxton left a Roanoke restaurant where they had drinks, when Walker suddenly began shooting at Paxton as she ran into her apartment.
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The judge suspended six years of Walker's sentence and ordered him to three years of probation.

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Good morning, I'm Susan Bahorich...... Enjoy today, because rain is moving in tomorrow...

Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your full-forecast in just a few moments.[55-11Church-Vandals]


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Two teenagers will face juvenile detention after admitting to vandalizing two churches in Bedford County this past summer.
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16-year-old Joshua Little and his 15-year-old brother Christopher pleaded guilty to nine charges yesterday in circuit court.
The boys confessed to breaking into two Goode-area churches in August, spray-painting racial slurs and destroying property.
They apologized yesterday for their crimes, and church members have already forgiven them.
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((REV. WILLIAM WATSON/FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH: WE'LL CONTINUE TO KEEP THEM IN OUR PRAYERS. WE PRAY EACH DAY THAT THEY WILL MAKE PROGRESS AND THEY WILL BE ABLE TO GO FORWARD WITH THEIR YOUNG LIVES AND GROW UP AND BE DECENT, GOOD YOUNG MEN AND GO BACK INTO SOCIETY AND LIVE A GOOD, CLEAN MORAL LIFE.))
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The brothers were given a ten-year suspended prison term but will likely spend 18 to 24 months in juvenile detention.
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Gamblers will soon be able to have drink while they bet their money on horse races in Vinton.
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The state has approved a license to serve alcohol at the Colonial Downs off-track betting parlor.
The ruling announced yesterday allows the sale of beer, wine and mixed drinks.
Critics had argued that the type of meals Colonial Downs sold in Vinton failed to meet state A-B-C requirements.
But the agency official who endorsed the license disagreed.
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90 Marine Corps reservists based in Roanoke are preparing for active duty in Iraq.
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B Company will be activated after the first of the year.
Some will train at Camp Lejeune North Carolina, others in 29 Palms California before heading to Iraq.
They will be deployed for up to a year.
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Tech's championship clothing has hit the market.
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Sugar Bowl and ACC Championship tee shirts went on sale yesterday at stores across our region. There are shirts, hats and banners, and shop owners say many more items are being made and are on the way. Store owners say the merchandise is flying off the shelves and they've already had to reorder.
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Good morning, I'm Susan Bahorich...... A mostly sunny day on tap with winds picking up... Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your full forecast in just few moments.





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In Franklin County, the search continues for a former employee of a local plant who walked into the facility Tuesday night carrying a gun.
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The incident happened around 7:45 when a man walked into the back of the NewBold plant on Weaver Street.
Employees scattered and some called 9-1-1 on their cell phones.
The town's tactical squad responded and searched the building, but the gunman escaped.
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Police describe the man as a disgruntled employee who was fired as recently as Monday.
They have investigated at least one possible sighting, but at last report they had not caught him.
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Police impounded one vehicle at the Newbold plant. And late last night they were searching for another, an old red car the gunman might have used to leave the area.


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Roanoke County Supervisors agreed to slow down plans to build a regional jail in Dixie Caverns.
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Residents opposed to where county leaders want to build the jail showed up in full force at a meeting last night. The county picked two locations near West River Road to build a 600 bed jailhouse.
Nearby residents are angry they only learned about the sites two-weeks ago. The county argues it has to act quickly to meet a March deadline for state funding -- or wait another two years. But after four hours of debate, the supervisors agreed to delay a vote until January 11th.
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The county will spend the next month looking at additional sites for the jail.
Despite the delay, Roanoke County still hopes to meet that March first deadline.
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