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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Lots of sunshine as you head back to work today with highs in the mid 30s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, straight ahead.





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A bank robbery suspect in Danville is behind bars.
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[TAKE MARSHALL FS] At nine o'clock yesterday morning 37 year old Anthony Todd Marshall turned himself in to Danville Police He was wanted for the robbery of aVirginia Bank & Trust on December 15th. Marshall is currently held at the Danville City Jail without bond.
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A Pulaski man has been arrested on charges of attempted murder of a police officer. The Pulaski County Sheriff says a deputy tried to stop a van early Saturday morning and gave chase when the driver fled. The van ran through a fence and crashed near a cemetery in rural Pulaski County. Sheriff Jim Davis says the driver got out of the van and fired a round that struck the deputy's windshield. About five rounds were exchanged before the man fled into nearby woods. The sheriff says the man turned himself in -after a state police helicopter made a few passes over the area. NO one was injured.

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A Farmville- based Virginia Army National Guard battalion is leaving for Fort Dix, New Jersey today. It's getting ready to ship out to Iraq. Nearly 200 men in the Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 111th Field Artillery unit will act as military police.
They'll take on duties that include protecting and securing supply routes in Iraq.

[7-11Travel-Holiday]


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State police say Virginia's roads were safe this holiday weekend.
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Officials say the highway wasn't as full as it was on the day after Thanksgiving. They did see a number of "out of towners" traveling through the area who were not ready for the speed reduction through Roanoke.
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((SGT. DAN JESSEE/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE:THEY FORGET ABOUT THAT THERE IS A HIGHWAY SAFETY CORRIDOR. AND OF COURSE IN THAT CORRIDOR ALL THE FINES AND COURT COSTS ARE DOUBLE. AND THE REASON WE HAVE THAT IS BECAUSE OF THE HIGH IMPACT TRAFFIC AND THE BECAUSE OF ACCIDENTS, PRIOR ACCIDENTS.))
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Sergeant Jessee says the things to remember while traveling this holiday are the same suggestions they try to stress to drivers throughout the year. Don't speed, pay attention to the road & other cars around you, don't drink and drive, and always wear your seat belt.

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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Sunny and chilly today, but we're in for a big warm-up by the end of the week.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your extended outlook, coming up.

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The Christmas holiday is over, and yesterday was the big day for shoppers to return unwanted gifts.
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The sales began at six in the morning at Valley View Mall. Mall management says this year's shopping bonanza wasn't as hectic due to the 26th falling on a Sunday, but that just means the returns will continue until New Years.
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((LOUISE DUDLEY:PEOPLE WILL HAVE EXTENDED WEEKEND, TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THEIR UNUSED VACATION, WE'LL SEE A LOT OF RETURNS TOMORROW AS WELL. SO WE EXPECT OUR RETURNS, UM TO SEE A LOT OF TRAFFIC ALL WEEK.))
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The shoppers filled the stores throughout the afternoon as the after- church rush began, but despite the heavy foot traffic and long lines, most of the patrons seemed to be in good spirits.
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Virginia's roads were fairly safe for holiday travelers this weekend. That's according to state police.
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Officials say the highway wasn't as full as it was on the day after Thanksgiving. They did see a number of "out of towners" traveling through the area who were not ready for the speed reduction through Roanoke.
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((SGT. DAN JESSEE/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE:THEY FORGET ABOUT THAT THERE IS A HIGHWAY SAFETY CORRIDOR. AND OF COURSE IN THAT CORRIDOR ALL THE FINES AND COURT COSTS ARE DOUBLE. AND THE REASON WE HAVE THAT IS BECAUSE OF THE HIGH IMPACT TRAFFIC AND THE BECAUSE OF ACCIDENTS, PRIOR ACCIDENTS.))
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Sergeant Jessee says the things to remember while traveling this holiday are the same suggestions they try to stress to drivers throughout the year. Don't speed, pay attention to the road & other cars around you, don't drink and drive, and always wear your seat belt.

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[55-11YMCA-Workout]


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Some people used the day after Christmas to burn off a few pounds packed on from those holiday feasts.
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The Y-M-C-A opened it's doors at one o'clock and it only took ten-minutes for the parking lot to fill up. Gym employees say the post-christmas workout usually stems from the feasting the night before.
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((DAVID AMOS:WE JUST HAD ONE COME IN TODAY, HE SAID I GAINED TEN POUNDS YESTERDAY AND SO I NEED TO WORK IT OFF/REPORTER: DO YOU SEE THAT A LOT./SEE IT A LOT. ESPECIALLY AROUND THE HOLIDAYS. LIKE ON CHRISTMAS EVE WE HAD A LOT OF PEOPLE COMING IN AND WORKING OUT CAUSE THEY SAY I' NOT GOING TO WORK OUT TOMORROW. I'M GOING TO EAT, AND THEN THEY WILL COME BACK TODAY OR MONDAY AND WORK OUT AGAIN.))
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Patrons went straight for the treadmills and stair steppers, leaving the free weight area almost barren, while others skipped the machines and just played around to burn off their holiday turkey.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
A sunny day is on the way, with temperatures in the 30s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner is here with your seven day forecast, after the news.





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A Pulaski man has been arrested on charges of attempted murder of a police officer. The Pulaski County Sheriff says a deputy tried to stop a van early yesterday morning and gave chase when the driver fled. The van ran through a fence and crashed near a cemetery in rural Pulaski County. Sheriff Jim Davis says the driver got out of the van and fired a round into the deputy's windshield. About five rounds were exchanged before the man fled into nearby woods. The sheriff says the man turned himself in -after a state police helicopter made a few passes over the area. NO one was injured.

[8-D'ville-Robbery]


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Police in Danville have a bank robbery suspect behind bars.
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[TAKE MARSHALL FS] At nine o'clock yesterday morning 37 year old Anthony Todd Marshall turned himself in to Danville Police He was wanted for the robbery of a Virginia Bank & Trust on December 15th. Marshall is currently held at the Danville City Jail without bond.
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[8-Guard-Unit]


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A Farmville- based Virginia Army National Guard battalion is leaving for Fort Dix, New Jersey today. It's getting ready to ship out to Iraq. Nearly 200 men in the Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 111th Field Artillery unit will act as military police.
They'll take on duties that include protecting and securing supply routes in Iraq.

[8-Teacher-Pay]


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The Virginia Education Association plans to lobby for a bigger pay raise when the General Assembly goes into session next month. Governor Mark Warner's proposed budget includes a three percent raise for public school teachers.
However, the V-E-A says it needs five percent for a few years just to get up to the national average. Virginia's teachers get paid about three thousand dollars less than the national average.