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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Turning partly cloudy and mild this afternoon with highs in the mid 50s.
Brent Watts has the full forecast, coming up.





[7-11Nance]


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A Roanoke man who pled guilty to murder says he didn't mean to kill anyone
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23-year-old Marcus Jerome Nance pled guilty to second-degree murder, aggravated malicious wounding, and two other related charges for a shooting in July.
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Nance and three other men got into a fight at the Stop-In gas station on Hershberger Road, when Nance began shooting.
24-year-old Joey Lee Joyce was fatally shot. Joyce's half-brother Steven Jefferson and Michael Wood were wounded. Yesterday Nance apologized to Joyce's family.
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[IN Q=and i'm very sorry]

((MARCUS NANCE/DEFENDANT: AND I'M VERY SORRY THAT HAPPENED... I DIDN'T MEAN FOR NOTHING TO HAPPEN LIKE THIS.))
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[OUT Q=happen like this]
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Nance's sentencing is set for February Second.
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[7-Water-Problems]


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Customers on the Price's Fork Water System in Montgomery County can expect problems. Officials say the cold temperatures make it hard to maintain capacity and water pressure.
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All water customers of the system on Merrimac Road, Price's Fork Road, Thomas Lane, and the communities of Phillips Acres, Montgomery Farms, and Price's Fork are asked to conserve water until further notice.
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The water is safe for drinking. There's no word on when repairs will be finished.

[7-11Free-Clinic]


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The New River Valley Free Clinic has fallen casualty to the winter weather.
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[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]

Monday night a pipe burst in the sprinkler system, flooding the building. There's extensive water damage and a portion of the ceiling even collapsed. The clinic will be closed indefinitely. Medical services, dental clinics and the Giles satellite Clinic in Pearisburg are canceled. No telephone calls or prescription refill requests can be received or processed right now. The Clinic serves more than 3-thousand patients a year and had just moved into the newly renovated building a few months ago.
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[7-11Fake-Money]


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Counterfieters are using fake money in Pulaski County.
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[SUPER=03-Fairlawn;]

Investigators with the Sheriff's office say several counterfeit 100 dollar bills have been passed to at least five businesses. Several of the fake bills were spent at the Walmart in Fairlawn and the Dogwood Lodge. Some fakes have even turned up in the town of Pulaski. If you have any information call the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Plenty of sunshine throughout the day, with some rain likely after midnight.
Brent Watts has the full forecast, coming up.

[55-VOB-Iraq]


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22 people were killed yesterday in a lunch time explosion aimed at American troops in Iraq. It's the deadliest attack on Americans in the country since the war started.
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[SUPER=03-Mosul, Iraq;]

The military says it was just days away from completing a reinforced dining bunker at the U-S base in Mosul -- when a 122 millimeter rocket ripped through the roof of the tent.
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((JEREMY REDMON/RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH-SOLDIERS WERE VERY QUICK THINKING AND TURNED THE TABLES UPSIDE DOWN AND PUT THE SOLDIERS ON TOP OF THEM. I COUNTED ONE THEN TWO THEN FOUR THEN SIX THEN EIGHT WOUNDED COMING OUT. ))
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[55-11Families-React]


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The reporter just heard is embedded with the 276th Engineering Battalion, a Virginia National Guard unit headquartered in Richmond.
He says two members of the unit were killed and four wounded in the attack, though the military has yet to release the identity of any victims.
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Word of the attack started filtering through to families and the unit's headquarters early yesterday morning.

Melissa Doss's husband, Chris, is a Captain.
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((MELISSA DOSS/276TH FAMILY SERVICES COORDINATOR; MY DAY STARTED OFF WITH THE EMAIL FROM MY HUSBAND CONFIRMING THAT IT WAS OUR BASE CAMP HIT IT WAS OUR DINING FACILITY HIT, AND IT JUST ESCALATED AFTER THAT. I WENT ONLINE TO SEE WHAT HAD HAPPENED, AND SHORTLY AFTER THAT THE CALLS FROM THE FAMILIES STARTED COMING))
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Doss says seeing pictures of the attack is hard, even though she knows her husband is o-k.
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((I'M HAPPY THAT I KNOW, BUT I FEEL GUILTY. I HAD THAT GUILT THAT I KNOW MY HUSBANDS OKAY, AND I KNOW THERE ARE OTHER FAMILIES THAT KNOW THEIR SOLDIERS ARE OK, BUT THERE ARE A LOT OF FAMILIES THAT DON'T.))
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[OUT Q=lot of families that don't.]
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[55-11React-Mosul]


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The 276th is just a few days from finishing its year-long tour of duty.
Governor Mark Warner saw the unit off from Richmond when it deployed a year ago.
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He says the attack serves as a reminder of the sacrifices being made for freedom.
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[IN Q=The 276th that I saw off]

((MARK WARNER: THE 276TH THAT I SAW OFF A YEAR AGO OVER AT CITY HALL, THEY SPAN THE AGES FROM FOLKS WHO WERE 20, 21 TO A GUY IN HIS MID- 50'S. PEOPLE WHO DECIDED TO SERVE IN THE NATIONAL GUARD AND ARE NOW CLEARLY IN HARMS WAY.))
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[OUT Q=clearly in harms way]
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Warner calls the attitudes of Virginia's Citizen Soldiers "remarkable."
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He says his thoughts and prayers go out to the soldiers and their families during the holiday season.

[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Staying mostly sunny for much of the day and pleasant highs in the mid 50s.
Brent Watts has the extended outlook, coming up.





[8-VOBCitizens-Committee]


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County supervisors and the citizens advisory committee studying where to build a regional jail in Roaoke County are giving conflicting information.
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County leaders have said all along the current jail cannot be expanded.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


But at last night's citizen's advisory committee meeting, members were presented with a study that says the jail can be expanded.
The sheriff says adding on to the current jail would only be a short term fix.
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[IN Q=I dont think]

((GERALD HOLT/ROANOKE CO. SHERIFF: I DON'T THINK IT'S A GOOD DECISION ON THE BOARD'S PART NOT TO LOOK INTO THE FUTURE SO WE CAN ALL AVOID THIS SAME TYPE OF PROCESS IN A SHORT FEW YEARS.))
[SUPER=01-Gerald Holt/Roanoke Co. Sheriff;]
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[OUT Q=short few years]
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Residents from the Hollins area also showed up in large numbers last night.
They're angry over Friday's news that the county is seriously considering three sites in the Hollins district for a new jail.
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[8-11Regional-Jail]


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[TAKE TAKE TAKE TAKE]

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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

Earlier yesterday members of the Roanoke County board of supervisors toured six of the 18-sites mentioned as possible locations for a new regional jail. Higginbotham Farms, the Horn property and the CRT site are in West Roanoke County, while the Newbern, Ingersol-Rand and Old Mountain Road sites are in North County. Even though the six have potential, one board members says it doesn't mean a decision has been made.
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((BUTCH CHURCH/ROANOKE CO. SUPERVISOR: I DON'T THINK THEY'RE OFF THE LIST. I THINK WE LOOKED AT FIVE OR SIX MOST POTENTIAL SITES. AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED THE LIST IS STILL INTACT. IT'S NOT DOWN TO FIVE AT ANY STRETCH...))
[SUPER=01-Butch Church/Roanoke Co. Supervisor]
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[OUT Q=... at any stretch.]
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Church says yesterday's tour by supervisors wasn't meant to lessen the importance of the *citizen's committee* also studying the situation.
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[8-Water-Problems]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Customers on the Price's Fork Water System in Montgomery County can expect problems. Officials say the cold temperatures make it hard to maintain capacity and water pressure.
[Graphic=Conserve Water FS E510]
(++++++++++++)

All water customers of the system on Merrimac Road, Price's Fork Road, Thomas Lane, and the communities of Phillips Acres, Montgomery Farms, and Price's Fork are asked to conserve water until further notice.
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[Anchor=Kim]
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The water is safe for drinking. There's no word on when repairs will be finished.