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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
A wind chill advisory is in effect, with highs only reaching the mid 20s today.
Steve Pardon has your forecast details, coming up.





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State police are investigating after Grayson County Sheriff's deputy shot a man Sunday night.
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[Take Shooting Map FS] It happened around 9:00 o'clock in the Snowhill area. Investigators say a man, who they are not identifying, was holding his wife and children hostage.
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They say he eventually led police on a chase, and pulled a gun on them. That's when a deputy shot the man in the arm and jaw. He's in stable condition at a Winston Salem hospital and faces several charges including abduction.

[7-6New-School]


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Construction crews are putting the final touches on Pulaski County's new elementary school.
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Crews are still installing phone and computer systems, and putting finishing touches on the floor. The building sits on 22 acres and cost nearly 12 million dollars. The County closed Draper, Northwood and Clarmont elementary schools Friday. All 550 students will start at Pulaski Elementary on Thursday.
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((DON STOWERS: PEOPLE HAVE WORKED SO, SO HARD TO GET US HERE. BUT IT IS VERY EXCITING FOR EVERYBODY :10 IT'S A BEAUTIFUL FACILITY AND FOLKS HAVE BEEN SO EXCITED ABOUT WORKING HERE BECAUSE THE BEAUTY OF IT :16))
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There are five computers in every classroom and the school even has cameras monitoring hallways.
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[7-11War-Memorial]


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A Vinton landmark is set for some major renovations, and the public's asked to comment on the possible plans.
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The War Memorial has been a staple in the town since 1947. Now, town council wants to re-model it in hopes of attracting more business to the facility and making a self-sustaining enterprise. Three-different plans are possible ranging in cost from 850-thousand to two and a half-million dollars. They include dealing with everything from structural and heating issues to more extensive restorations to the first and second floors.
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((BRAD GROSE, VINTON MAYOR: IT'S BEEN CALLED EVERYTHING FROM OUR CROWN JEWEL TO -AT LEAST THE FOCAL POINT OF THE TOWN.
SOME OF US LIKE TO THINK OF IT AS A GRAND OLD LADY. SO IT'S AN IMPORTANT BUILDING TO US.))
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Citizens will get a chance to weigh in on the plans- January 27th at seven o'clock when the town holds a meeting at the War Memorial. After that- a public hearing will be held at the February 1st town council meeting.
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[7-6Bondcote]


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Dozens of new jobs are coming to Pulaski County. Governor Mark Warner announced that BondCote Corporation is expanding its production, adding 27-new jobs.
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BondCote is a leading manufacturer of coated and laminated fabrics, for things like military tents, truck covers and roofing materials.
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Warner says the more than 2 and half million dollar investment will allow the company to increase production by 20-percent. Officials hope to begin hiring this summer. The company currently employs more than 150-people.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Lots of sunshine today, but not enough to warm things up very much.
Highs only reaching the mid 20s.
Steve Pardon has your seven day forecast, coming up.

[55-6S-Vick]


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Marcus Vick has made his return to the Virginia Tech football team. He rejoined the team at a meeting yesterday after being suspended for the fall semester.
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Vick has been cleared to return to all football related activeties by the University and head coach Frank Beamer. In a statement from Vick he said quote, " I'm excited to be back. I missed this place. I know that I hurt a lot of people who only want to see me succeed. I would like to make that up to them. I am appreciative to the university and coach Beamer for giving me this opportunity. Now I am reay to put the past behind me and concentrate on the future".
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Vick will be a redshirt junior this fall. He played in 11 games in 2003 , throwing for 475 yards and two touchdowns. Vick has requested not to address the media until the beginning of spring practice which begins March 24th.

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When you're picked to perform for the president, practice makes perfect.
That's exactly the mentality at Virginia Tech this week where there is plenty of fine tuning.
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Virginia Tech's Highty Tighty band is playing an especially happy tune these days, ever since members found they'll perform in the presidential inauguration parade.
The band has been there before, in fact this will mark the 11th inagural parade appearance for the Corp of Cadets.


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((CHIP CAROON/VIRGINIA TECH CORPS OF CADETS: EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE THE HISTORICAL PRESIDENCE BEING IN SO MANY TIMES WE HAD TO FIGHT BECAUSE WE DIDN'T GET IN LAST TIME SO WE CONTACTED AS MANY ALUMNI AS WE COULD TO START E-MAILING POLITICANS.))
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157 marching bands auditioned to play, Tech is just one of thirty chosen. The band will perform four songs for two hours Thursday. If you're looking for them on TV -- they'll be towards the end of the parade.
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[55-6Tsunami-Tech]


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The effects of south Asia's tsunami last month are being felt by faculty and students at Virginia Tech.
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Officials with the Cranwell International Center at the University say they've now been in contact with at least six students who lost family and friends. Ten other students are still waiting to hear about their families, and two students have both expressed financial worries. About 700 current Tech students, many more alumni, and numerous faculty and staff come from nations affected by the natural disaster.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Sunny and continued unseasonably cold today.
Highs only in the mid 20s.
Steve Pardon has your full forecast details, after the news.





[8-11XGR-Budget]


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Hundreds of Virginians and lobby groups descended on the state capitol to ask for money.
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The House and Senate money committees gathered public input on Governor Mark Warner's proposed budget amendments yesterday. More than a hundred people chimed in on everything from mental health to Medicaid. Diane Kelly asked the committees to allot more funding for the Roanoke Valley's Mental Health Free clinic. Last year the clinic's case load jumped by 70- percent while state funding remained stagnant.
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((DIANE KELLY/ROANOKE VALLEY MENTAL HEALTH: THE PUBLIC SECTOR IS NOT ABLE TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES BECAUSE OF CUTS IN THEIR OWN FUNDING AND ALSO MORE PEOPLE ARE WITHOUT INSURANCE COVERAGE.))
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Officials with Virginia's Explore Park are also hoping to have state funding restored. It's been more than two years since the park received any state funding.
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[8-11Kilgore]


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The campaign for Virginia's next governor is about to get started in earnest. The Attorney General is expected to resign his post in an effort to focus on his gubernatorial run.
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Sources tell the Associated Press that Jerry Kilgore will leave office February first. This will allow the Republican-controlled legislature time to appoint a successfor the the final year of his term. Kilgore is expected to inform his staff of the decision at a meeting later this morning.
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[8-11Death-Penalty]


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The fight over executing juveniles in Virginia is heating up between lawmakers and opposition groups -- who say they shouldn't be punished like adults if they're not treated like adults to start with. That was the argument made by...
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"Virginians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty" yesterday. The group was in Richmond endorsing a bill that would abolish the death penalty for juveniles. Advocates say if they're not old enough to vote or join the military, then they're not old enough for execution.
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((DEL. AL EISENBERG: THESE PEOPLE AT THAT AGE ARE NOT FULLY FORMED. THAT PART OF THE BRAIN WHICH HAS TO DO WITH INHIBITION AND JUDGMENT IS NOT FORMED YET.))
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Attorney General Jerry Kilgore has proposed enhancing the death penalty by eliminating Virginia's "trigger- man rule."
Under THAT legislation, anyone who significantly participated in a capital murder would be eligible for the death penalty.
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