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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Turning partly cloudy, with temperatures heading downward throughout the day.
Brent Watts has the full forecast, after the news.





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A night of severe weather left its mark across the region.
In Danville, high wind damaged an apartment building. 15 residents in 20 units were displaced when part of the roof blew away. There are also trees blown down and sporadic power outtages. State police say they've had about a half dozen rain related accidents overnight -- including one in Botetourt County that sent three people to the hospital. None of the injuries are life threatening.
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[TAKE L'burg Board] Lynchburg dispatchers say several roads are closed because of flooding. Part of Greenwood Drive, one lane of the Fifth Street Bridge is closed, Winston Ridge Road, and McConville road all have high water and drivers should avoid them.
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[7-6Shell]


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Photographer Bob Shell doesn't have a case- -at least not a copyright infringement case.
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Radford Police admit they downloaded a photograph of Marion Franklin from Shell's website. One of the City Detectives put the picture on the cover of his notebook, calling it an "inspiration" for the investigation.
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Shell sued the police department, when they wouldn't return images and equipment seized from him. But a federal judge dismissed the complaint this week, finding it "outside the scope of the Copyright Act."
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Shell still faces trial for allegedly causing Franklin's death.

[7-6Rainbow-Forest]


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This summer won't be the same for some Botetourt County residents who like to go swimming.
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Members of Rainbow Forest Recreation Association have been ordered to drain their community lake because the dam isn't up to code. The group had a conditional certificate to operate, but has to repair a number of problems-- Among them-- taking care of the trees and grass near the dam, cleaning up debris and fixing an emergency spillway that doesn't meet minimum standards.
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((TOM ROBERTS, DAM ENGINEER: THE IMPORTANCE OF THAT IS IF YOU HAVE AN EXTREMELY LARGE STORM LIKE THE ONE WE HAD LAST YEAR AFTER HURRICANE ISABELL IN AUGUSTA COUNTY WHERE YOU GOT 21-INCHES OF RAINFALL- IT'S DOUBTFUL IF THE SPILLWAY AS IT IS RIGHT NOW WOULD HAVE THE CAPACITY. THAT'S A CONCERN 'CAUSE YOU HAVE RESIDENTS WHO LIVE DOWNSTREAM.))
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[OUT Q=... who live downstream.]
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The treasurer of the Rainbow Forest Recreational Association tells News7, the group has hired an engineer to figure out how much repairs will cost the neighborhood.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Heavy rain and high winds have tapered off from last night, and we're left with mostly cloudy skies.
Brent Watts has the weekend outlook, which includes a big cooldown, coming up.

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The severe weather may be over, but it left its mark across the region last night.
In Danville, high wind damaged an apartment building. 15 residents in 20 units were displaced when part of the roof blew away. There are also trees blown down and sporadic power outtages. State police say they've had about a half dozen rain related accidents overnight -- including one in Botetourt County that sent three people to the hospital. None of the injuries are life threatening.
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[TAKE L'burg Board] Lynchburg dispatchers say several roads are closed because of flooding. Part of Greenwood Drive, one lane of the Fifth Street Bridge is closed, Winston Ridge Road, and McConville road all have high water and drivers should avoid them.
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[55-11Health-Department]


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The Roanoke Health Department hopes state funding will finally allow it to move to a new location.
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Health officials say the current building is outdated and falling apart, not to mention there are several health concerns including mold and asbestos.
They've been waiting to get a new facility for years.
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((DR. MOLLY O'DELL/DISTRICT HEALTH DIRECTOR; FOR STAFF THEY REALLY FEEL VICTIMIZED WHEN THE ROOF FALLS IN. THEY UNDERSTAND AND APPRECIATE THE EFFORT BUT I KNOW IT'S FRUSTRATING FOR THEM))
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Health officials hope to move to this location on Williamson Road --where social services is now housed.
The city has already agreed to pay its share --Now it's up to the state to finalize the deal.
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((BEV FITZPATRICK/ROANOKE VICE MAYOR; THE STATE HAS YET TO PUT UP THERE 50 PERCENT. IT'S BEEN ON THEIR PRIORITY LIST BUT SO FAR THEY'RE NOT WILLING TO FUND IT))
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Local lawmakers will try again this general assembly session. They've put in an amendment to the governors budget.
The state would have to agree to a 188-thousand dollar commitment for two years.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Starting out with mild temperatures, but expect those numbers to drop significantly.
By tonight, we'll see lows in the 20s.
Brent Watts has forecast details, coming up.





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A night of severe weather left its mark across the region. V-DOT says Route 43 in Botetourt County between Route 11 and Route 625 is closed because of high water. Drivers are asked to seek alternate routes and avoid the area. There's no word on when the road will re-open.
In Danville, high wind damaged an apartment building. 15 residents in 20 units were displaced when part of the roof blew away. There are also trees blown down and sporadic power outtages. State police say they've had about a half dozen rain related accidents overnight -- including one in Botetourt County that sent three people to the hospital. None of the injuries are life threatening.
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[TAKE L'burg Board] Lynchburg dispatchers say several roads are closed because of flooding. Part of Greenwood Drive, one lane of the Fifth Street Bridge is closed, Winston Ridge Road, McConville, and parts of Sandusky road all have high water and drivers should avoid them.
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[8-6General-Assembly]


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Two local legislators have different opinions when it comes to cameras mounted at stop lights in Roanoke.
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Senator John Edwards has re- introduced a bill in the Senate that would do just that. Cameras would take pictures of vehicles that run red lights. Vehicle owners would then receive a ticket in the mail. It's something city officials have asked for and something Senator Edwards says would save lives.
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((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/(D) ROANOKE: STUDIES SHOW THAT THIS PHOTO- RED, AS IT'S NOW CALLED, HAS SAVED LIVES. IT'S CUT DOWN ON TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND IN LARGER URBAN AREAS, IN PARTICULAR THERE'S A BIG PROBLEM WITH PEOPLE RUNNING RED LIGHTS WHEN NOBODY IS THERE OR WHEN THEY DON'T THINK SOMEBODY'S WATCHING.))
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Delegate William Fralin agrees that running red lights is a significant problem, but doesn't think cameras are the solution.
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((DEL. WILLIAM FRALIN/(R) ROANOKE: I FEEL LIKE IT IS A VIOLATION OF SIXTH AMENDMENT RIGHTS. BASICALLY YOU GET A TICKET IN THE MAIL AND THEN YOU HAVE TO GO AND PROVE THAT YOU'RE INNOCENT- THAT IT WASN'T YOU RATHER THAN THE STATE HAVING TO PROVE THAT YOU COMMITTED THE VIOLATION.))
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Fralin believes other steps like adjusting the timing of lights would be a better answer to the problem. (------------)