[7Wx-Headline]

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Clouds and areas of fog today with highs reaching the upper 60s to low 70s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete forecast, coming up in just a few minutes.






[7-11Police-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Investigators say they don't know what caused a Roanoke police officer to wreck his cruiser in a single vehicle accident last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Officials say the officer was responding to a call just before nine o'clock when he hit a utility pole on Bennington Street and ran down an embankment.
The officer was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital. His injuries are not believed to be serious.
His name has yet to be released.
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[7-6L'burg-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Police in Lynchburg made an arrest barely a block away from where they say a suspect robbed an insurance agency at gunpoint.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Just before two o'clock yesterday, the suspect held up the Hundley, Wilkins & Bowles office on Eleventh Street.
After forcing the owner to the floor, the man fled with cash and checks from a front office.
But police were close by and arrested him about a block away.
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[SOT 13:08:16]
[IN Q=I don't think]

((TOM LAWTON/LYNCHBURG POLICE: I DON'T THINK THE SUBJECT WAS RUNNING AT THE TIME. I BELIEVE THE OFFICERS RESPONDING ... A DESCRIPTION WAS GIVEN OF THE SUBJECT AND OFFICERS RESPONDING TO THE SCENE FELT LIKE HE MATCHED THE DESCRIPTION AND IN FACT IT TURNS OUT HE DID.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Lawton/Lynchburg Police Department;]
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[OUT Q=turns out he did.]
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[VO-NAT]


The suspect has been identified as 30-year-old Angel Medina.
Medina will likely face assault, robbery and firearms charges.
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[7-11Transportation]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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A transportation compromise may be on the horizon after a three point plan to improve Interstate 81 is introduced in the General Assembly.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

That's what Delegate Ben Cline will propose this year. The Rockbridge County lawmaker wants more State Troopers patrolling the highway. He also wants to add more passing lanes on steep parts of the Interstate to keep tractor- trailers from slowing drivers down. In an effort to improve Virginia rail lines, Cline wants to offer tax incentives to rail companies.
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[SOT 23:22:03]
[IN Q=So we'll let some widening]

((DEL. BEN CLINE/(R) ROCKBRIDGE CO.: SO WE'LL LET SOME WIDENING PROPOSALS GO FORWARD BUT WE'LL ALSO INJECT A RAIL COMPONENT, A STRONGER RAIL COMPONENT THAT WILL HELP IMPROVE 81 FOR THE LONG TERM.))
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[OUT Q=for the long term]
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[VO-NAT]

The Delegate says his proposals fit nicely into the 938- million dollar plan announced by House Republicans yesterday.
That plan invests 33- million dollars in rail initiatives. It would also spend 90- million- dollars to replenish the Transportation Trust Fund. The Republican plan is similar to the one Democratic Governor Mark Warner introduced last month. Republican leaders say they look forward to working with the governor "for the good of all Virginians."
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[55-WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Watch out for some patchy fog this morning--otherwise it looks mostly cloudy and mild today.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your mid- week outlook, coming up.

[55-VOBAmherst-TB]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Parents of students at an Amherst County elementary school say the health department should do more to ease their concerns over a tuberculosis scare.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]


Someone at Elon Elementary was recently diagnosed as having active tuberculosis.
On Friday, health officials plan to test sixty people who had close contact with that person.
At a public forum last night the health department tried to reassure parents that it's difficult to catch T-B.
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[SOT 4:12:56]
[IN Q=Tuberculosis is an infection]

((DR. KATHERINE NICHOLS/CENTRAL VA HEALTH DISTRICT: TUBERCULOSIS IS AN INFECTION THAT NEEDS TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY IN EVERY CASE. THE GOOD THING ABOUT IT IS THAT IT'S HIGHLY TREATABLE AND IT'S CURABLE.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Katherine Nichols/Central Virginia Health District;]
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[OUT Q=and it's curable]
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[VO-NAT]


Many parents are still unsatisfied.
They want the health department to test the entire school but health officials say it's not necessary.
Many of the kids who will be tested Friday are kindergarten age.
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[55-11Tuberculosis]


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Tuberculosis can be cured -- although several months of medication are often required.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


At one time T-B was the leading cause of death in the U-S, but these days it can be treated with antibiotics.
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[SOT12:31:22]
[IN Q=It's a hard bacteria to break down and kill]

((LEX GIBSON/HEALTH OFFICIAL; IT'S A HARD BACTERIA TO BREAKDOWN AND KILL SO IT TAKE QUITE A BIT OF TIME TAKE THE MEDICINE. EVEN IF YOU FEEL WELL WHICH YOU WILL VERY QUICKLY YOU STILL HAVE TO CONTINUE ON THE MEDICINE 6 TO 9 MONTHS))
[SUPER=01-Lex Gibson/Health Official]
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[OUT Q=six to nine months]
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[VO-NAT]


Patients are typically monitored to make sure they take all of the medicine. If they don't, it can lead to a resistant strain of the disease which is much more serious.
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[55-6Workout-Resolution]


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Regulars at the gym have probably noticed a few new people since the new year began.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

One of the most popular and probably most broken New Year's resolution is to get in shape. And each New Year, area fitness centers see an increase in new membership. The Roanoke Valley Y-M-C-A says it had more than 20-new memberships just in its first two days of operation.
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[IN Q=we've been lined]

((BILL ZAZYNSKI/ROANOKE VALLEY YMCA: WE'VE BEEN LINED UP THROUGHOUT THE DAY W/38 PEOPLE COMING IN TO SIGN UP GETTING A TOUR, TRYING THINGS OUT, AND DIFFERENT THINGS LIKE THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Zazynski/Roanoke Valley YMCA;]
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[OUT Q=things like that]
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[VO-NAT]

Many places, including the Y-M-C-A, are offering deals on enrollment fees through the month of January. The Roanoke Athletic Club is cutting its enrollment fee to 50-dollars. And Gold's Gym in Roanoke County is eliminating its fee altogether.
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
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[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]


Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We're starting out with some fog, but today should be another pleasant one around the region with highs soaring to around 70.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the seven day forecast, coming up.





[8-11L'burg-Robbery]


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Police in Lynchburg quickly arrested a suspect they say robbed an insurance office at gunpoint.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Around two o'clock yesterday afternoon, the suspect allegedly robbed the Hundley, Wilkins & Bowles agency of checks and cash after forcing the owner to the floor.
Police spotted him a block away and made a quick arrest.
He's been identified as 30-year-old Angel Medina of Lynchburg.
Medina faces assault, abduction, robbery and firearms charges.
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[8-6Toms-Creek]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Three new council members in Blacksburg are talking about an issue that helped get them elected.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

It's been just ten months since the town scrapped controversial plans to build a sewer line in Tom's Creek. The council decided yesterday it will create a committee to help select a firm to study Blacksburg's sewer needs. The committee will tentatively be made up of two council members and two utility board members. There are currently seven different firms vying for the job.
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[SOT: 2:57:00 ]
[IN Q= We really need. ]

((ROGER HEDGEPETH: WE REALLY NEED A UNIFORM SYSTEM AND NOT A SYSTEM FOR ONE SECTION OF TOWN. :04 TOMS' CREEK 38% OF THE TOWN LAND AREA, SO WE NEED A UNIFORM SYSTEM FOR THE WHOLE TOWN :13.))
[SUPER=01-Roger Hedgepeth/Blacksburg Mayor;]
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[OUT Q=FOR THE WHOLE TOWN ]
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[VO-NAT]

Last year's plan for a sewer line through Tom's Creek sparked months of debate, a lawsuit and a landslide election victory for three council members who opposed the project.
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[8-11Company-B]


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Company B of the 4th Combat engineer Battalion, 4th Marine division and their family members are getting ready for a long deployment in Iraq.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

After the men filled out paperwork yesterday, a luncheon was held for family and friends. Parents, wives, girlfriends and children were on hand to meet company commanders and wish the men well. And, even though the families were supporting their marines, one mom says its still hard.
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[SOT@21:37:15.22/company b family tape]
[IN Q=We think this is...]

((DIANE MILLS, COMPANY B PARENT: WE THINK THIS IS A JUST CAUSE, FREEDOM HAS NEVER BEEN FREE AND FREEDOM WILL NEVER BE FREE. I THINK OUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS WILL HAVE TO ALWAYS GO AWAY TO FIGHT FOR OUR FREEDOM AND WE'RE JUST PROUD AND HONORED THAT HE'S DOING THIS...))
[SUPER=01-Diane Mills/Company B Parent]
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[OUT Q=.. that he's doing this..]
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[VO-NAT]

Company officers say the average age of the reservists is 20 and most are college students. The marines will leave for training in North Carolina or California Saturday. After that- they'll most likely head to Iraq.
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