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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We'll see an increase in clouds today, but also a bump in temperatures.
Look for highs in the mid 50s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your extended outlook, coming up.





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Drivers on Route 220 in Roanoke are still being detoured after an accident late last night.
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Here's a live picture of crews on the scene now. All three Northbound lanes are closed between Wonju and Franklin Road. Traffic is being detoured onto Franklin road.
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A Roanoke police officer says a tractor trailer in the southbound lane threw its load of lumber into the northbound lane around 11:30 last night. Two cars ran over the lumber and one had to be towed away with a flat tire. The driver of the truck is charged with failing to secure his load. Police say it will be several more hours before the mess is cleaned up and drivers should avoid the area.
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One person is dead after a head on collision in Vinton early this morning.
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[TAKE HARDY RD FS Map E575] Police say a car headed westbound on Hardy Road crossed into the eastbound lane in the 1200 block around 1 o'clock. Two people in the other car were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. There's no word on their conditions at this time.
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Police say it looks like alcohol played a role in the accident.



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Police are still looking for the suspect they say provided the gun in the murder of a Martinsville woman.
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They released a photo of 25 year old James Benjamin Hairston.
He's been charged as an accessory before the fact in the murder of Lisa Thomas.
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Thomas was killed inside her Martinsville clothing store in September, 2000.
Her husband, Maverick Thomas, and his friend, Malvester Dixon, are charged with capital murder. At Dixon's preliminary hearing two weeks ago, the prosecutor revealed that a warrant had been issued for Hairston. The alleged trigger man in the case says Hairston provided the .22 revolver he used to kill Lisa Thomas.
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Nelson County authorities have charged a man with murder in a fatal shooting yesterday morning.
The sheriff's office says the victim was 23-year-old Wayne Wilkerson of Schuyler.
Wilkerson was shot twice early in the morning at a house in the Schuyler area.
Deputies arrested a suspect at the scene, 40-year-old Dwayne Scott Wyland, and recovered a handgun.
They believe a domestic dispute led to the shooting.

[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Turning mostly cloudy later today, with mild highs in the mid 50s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner is here with a forecast update, after the news.

[55-220-Ax]


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Route 220 has been fully re-opened after being closed for nearly ten hours.
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Here's a live picture of traffic finally moving now. All three Northbound lanes and two southbound lanes were closed between Wonju Street and Franklin Road.
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A Roanoke police officer says a tractor trailer in the southbound lane threw its load of lumber into the northbound lane around 11:30 last night. Two cars ran over the lumber and one had to be towed away with a flat tire. The driver of the truck is charged with failing to secure his load.
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One person is dead after a head on collision in Vinton early this morning.
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[TAKE HARDY RD FS Map E575] Police say a car headed westbound on Hardy Road crossed into the eastbound lane in the 1200 block around 1 o'clock. Two people in the other car were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. There's no word on their conditions at this time.
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Police say it looks like alcohol played a role in the accident.



[55-11Warren]


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Heroic acts in Iraq have earned a local soldier recognition from the military.
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44-year-old Sergeant First Class Ricky Warren is a Virginia National Guardsman.
[SUPER=03-Mosul, Iraq/Richmond Times-Dispatch Photos]

He received praise and a special coin from the army after springing to action when his military base in Mosul was bombed. When it was over, 22-people were dead.
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Warren's wife, Nichelle, says even after the tragedy her husband and the men in his unit are trying to stay upbeat.
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((NICHELLE WARREN/SOLDIER'S WIFE: I THINK WE REALLY NEED TO REALIZE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SACRIFICE FOR ALL OF US TO WALK AROUND LIKE HOW WE ARE. I'M REALLY PROUD OF HIM AND LOVE HIM TO DEATH. I JUST WANT HIM TO COME HOME.))
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Sergeant Warren suffered some hearing loss in his right-ear and had some teeth knocked loose. He's expected home sometime in March.
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[55-11Nick-Mason]


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The parents of one of the Virginia National Guardsmen killed in Iraq say their son had looked forward to being deployed.
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Vic and Christine Mason spoke about their 20-year old son, Nick, who died last week in the mess hall attack in Mosul.


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((NICHOLAS WAS COMMITTED TO SERVING HIS COUNTRY AND HIS COMMUNITY. HE HAD WANTED TO BE IN THE MILITARY EVER SINCE WE CAN REMEMBER..))
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Nick Mason completed one year of course-work at Virginia Tech and planned to return to pursue a degree in Agriculture.

He was due home in February.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Sunshine will eventually give way to clouds today, but we'll enjoy warmer temperatures.
Highs will climb into the mid 50s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the seven day outlook, coming up.





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Police say a suspect is in custody after allegedly robbing the One Stop convenience store on Williamson Road this morning. An undislcosed amount of money was taken. No gun was used. We'll have more information at Noon.

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Route 220 is fully re-opened after being closed for nearly ten hours.
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Here's a live picture of traffic finally moving now. All three Northbound lanes and two southbound lanes were closed between Wonju Street and Franklin Road.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]



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A Roanoke police officer says a tractor trailer in the southbound lane threw its load of lumber into the northbound lane around 11:30 last night. Two cars ran over the lumber and one had to be towed away with a flat tire. The driver of the truck is charged with failing to secure his load.
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One person is dead after a head on collision in Vinton early this morning.
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[TAKE HARDY RD FS Map E575] Police say a car headed westbound on Hardy Road crossed into the eastbound lane in the 1200 block around 1 o'clock. Two people in the other car were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. There's no word on their conditions at this time.
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Police say it looks like alcohol played a role in the accident.



[8-VOBRegional-Jail]


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The citizens committee has made its suggestion to the Roanoke County board of supervisors on where to build a new regional jail, but some members wonder if the board will even take them seriously.
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They came up with two recommendations.
One at Higginbotham Farms on West River Road.
The other at the Center for Research and Technology.
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((MARK LAYMAN/CITIZEN'S COMMITTEE MEMBER: THE UTILITIES ARE ALREADY THERE. THE COUNTY ALREADY OWNS IT. IT'S IN A LOCALITY, THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT PUTTING IT IN WEST COUNTY ANYWAY SO THE COST TO THE TAXPAYER WOULD BE LESS.))
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But the C-R-T site may be off limits. Last week the park's Design Review Team said C-R-T's covenants won't allow the county to build a jail at that site.
Despite the covenants, Supervisor Butch Church says he'll consider the CRT site anyway. Supervisors are scheduled to take up the issue at its meeting on January 11th.
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