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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Partly cloudy today with some lingering flurries...
Look for highs only in the 20s.
Steve Pardon has your Monday outlook, up next.





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Drivers across the region were sweeping snow from thier windshields this morning -- especially those in the higher elevations. State Police dispatchers say Interstate 64 at Afton Mountain was shut down for about six hours overnight, as snow fell, and drivers ran off the road. There were more than a dozen wrecks there last night, but none were very serious. The mountain separates Augusta and Albemarle counties and is one of the first places to see snow due to its height.
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Many areas saw snow come down yesterday afternoon or evening. There was little accumulation to speak of in much of the are, but the snow did leave a
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light blanket and slippery roads in many places. A wind chill advisory remains in effect for parts of the viewing area this morning.
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We do have a few school delays running across the top of your screen now. [7-Danville-Body]


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Police in Danville have identified a man found dead inside his home in the 200 block of North Raliegh Court last night. 27 year old Jason Keith Taylor's body will be sent to Roanoke for an autopsy. An investigation into the death is ongoing
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[Take Crimestoppers FS E530] If you have any information on Taylor's death, police ask you to call Crimestoppers at 434-793-0000.
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A traffic stop in Virginia has led police to several suspects for recent break-ins in neighboring parts of West Virginia. Police say those break-ins all occured in Monroe County, West Virginia, which is just across the state line from Giles County.
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[Take Glen Lyn Map FS] Glen Lyn police say they stopped a vehicle Saturday for equipment violations. That led them to several stolen weapons and other hunting items in the car, which in turn led to more suspects and more recovered items from recent West Virginia break-ins.
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The Better Business Bureau is warning people about a phone scam offering ten thousand dollar government grants.
The caller tells the person they qualify for the grant -- and then asks for bank account information for an application fee.
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The only problem- there is no grant. It's all a scam.
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((JULIE WHEELER/BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: NOW WE ALL KNOW REASONABLY STEPPING BACK FROM IT THAT THE GOVERNMENT DOESN'T HAVE FREE MONEY SITTING OUT THERE TO GIVE US.))
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The scam artists are trying to get bank information so they can take money out of your account or charge something to your credit cards.
Wheeler says never give your credit card information out over the phone.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Wind chill advisories are in effect, with highs only expected in the 20s to around 30.
Steve Pardon has your seven day outlook, after the news.

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President Bush is speaking this afternoon at a celebration of Martin Luther King Junior's life. King was born 76 years ago today. He was assassinated in 1968. Some students at Hollins University took time out to remember the life of the slain civil right's leader.
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The university's Black Student Alliance hosted its annual M-L-K service last night on campus. Organizers say it's a chance for students and faculty to honor and reflect on the achievements of Doctor King -- through prayer, poetry and song.
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((LANITA LYKES/HOLLINS UNIVERSITY BSA: IT JUST GIVES YOU THE FEELING THAT YOUR CULTURE IS BEING BROUGHT TO ATTENTION ON CAMPUS, AND IT'S JUST A TIME FOR YOU TO JUST COME AND REALIZE HE DID A LOT FOR US ))
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A little more than 20-people attended the service. It ended with participants sharing their own dreams for peace, and how they hope to achieve them.
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The First Street Bridge in downtown Roanoke is getting closer to becoming a memorial dedicated to the civil rights leader.
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Roanoke City Council chose the pedestrian bridge as the future site for the King memorial last year. Now the federal government is providing some of the money needed to do the work.
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((GOODLATTE:WELL WE SECURED FOR THE CITY OF ROANOKE 250-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO HELP WITH THE REPAIR AND IMPROVEMENT OF THE BRIDGE.))
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Southern Christian Leadership Council members thanked Goodlatte at their banquet on Friday and said the congressman was a major factor in securing the funds.
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The widow of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers will speak during Martin Luther King Junior celebrations today at James Madison University. Myrlie Evers-Williams' husband was shot to death in 1963 outside his Jackson, Mississippi home -- in view of his wife and children. After two hung juries, his assassin was convicted in 1994 and sentenced to life in prison.. Her struggle for justice was the inspiration for the 1996 movie ``Ghosts of Mississippi.'' Evers-Williams will speak at 7 p-m in Wilson Hall Auditorium. Admission is free.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Bundle up today-- temperatures will stay on the chilly side under partly cloudy skies.
Steve Pardon has more on what we can expect this week, coming up.





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A longtime Bedford Delegate says he's not sure if he'll seek re-election for the State General Assembly later this year.
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Delegate Lacy Putney began his 44th legislative session this past week. A new portrait of him now hangs in the House chamber, recognizing his time as Speaker of the House.
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((DEL. HARVEY MORGAN/(R) GLOUCESTER: HIS INSTITUTIONAL MEMORY IS VALUABLE TO ALL OF US. HIS TEMPERAMENT IS SOMETHING WE COULD ALL IMMOLATE AND I'M REALLY PROUD TO HAVE HAD HIM FOR A SPEAKER FOR 15 MINUTES. LAUGHTER))
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Putney says he'll consider his wife's health when deciding whether or not to seek another term. He says he'll also consider the seniority he offers Central Virginia as Vice Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.
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((DEL. LACY PUTNEY/(I) BEDFORD: THOSE STRONG ASSIGNMENTS WILL NOT COME TO OUR AREA FOR MANY MANY YEARS AND THAT'S A FACTOR THAT I'M GOING TO CONSIDER AS WELL.))
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Putney says he'll make a final decision toward the end of the session.
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Plenty of interest groups will line up in Richmond today .. looking for a share of Virginia's one billion dollar budget surplus. That's when the legislature's money committees will hold their fifth and final public hearing on the budget.

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Some people are happy see the return of snow, and the colder temperatures that go with it.
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The Homestead Resort in Bath County had a lot of mud and grass on its ski slopes for much of this month, but not any more. Snow makers were turned on Friday night, and by Noon on Saturday, skiiers were hitting the slopes. Workers at the Homestead say it's normal to have a January thaw, but it usually only lasts for a couple of days
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((MICHAEL VALACH:NORMALLY WE HAVE TRY TO ALWAYS HAVE ENOUGH SNOW TO TRY AND GET THROUGH A TEN DAY WARM UP PERIOD. THIS LAST WARM UP PERIOD WAS ABOUT 21 DAYS OF WARM WEATHER.))
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Over the weekend, the Homestead went from bare ground to a snow base of almost 20 inches.
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Wintergreen, Snowshoe, and Massanutten (Mass-uh-nuh-tehn) resorts are also taking advantage of the cold temperatures to open up or improve more of their slopes for skiing.