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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Turning partly cloudy today and milder, with highs in the mid 40s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, coming up.





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One person is dead after an early morning accident in Roanoke.
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Police say they think a car driving south on Williamson Road ran the red light at Orange Avenue and crossed the path of a tractor trailer headed east on Orange. 30 year old David Underwood of Vinton was pronounced dead at the scene. The tractor trailer driver has not been charged. Police are still talking to witnesses to try and figure out exactly what happened.
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Roanoke County's plan to build a new public safety center is gaining speed.
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The current facility on Peters Creek Road is overcrowded and outdated.
As a result, the county plans to build a new 28 million dollar public safety building on Cove Road.
Last night, residents got a detailed look at the project and some have concerns about traffic and safety.
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The county stresses no suspects will be held at that facility.
Construction is set to begin in June and should be completed in two years.
The current facility will be given back to the school system and the word is it may become a school again.
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College students in Virginia say they're getting ripped off by university bookstores and publishers.
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Virginia 21, an advocacy group for young people launched its Textbook Fairness Campaign yesterday. The group wants to require colleges to post book lists online before classes start. That way students have time to buy their books online, for cheaper prices, and aren't forced to shop their campus bookstore.
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((SUMEET BAGAI/VIRGINIA TECH STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT: THIS INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY TEXTBOOK. 85 DOLLARS AT THE CAMPUS BOOKSTORE. $47.50 ONLINE.))
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Delegate Glenn Oder will introduce a bill later this week that would require schools to post book lists. It would also prohibit publishers from offering incentives to professors who assign more expensive books.
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[WIPE TO WEB FS] Virginia21 is collecting online signatures for Textbook Fairness. We've added a link to our homepage at WDBJ7.com. Click on websites in the news.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
A mix of clouds and sun with temperatures warming into the 40s for highs.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the seven day outlook, after the news.

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Police are still investigating an early morning accident in Northwest Roanoke that left a man dead.
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Police say they think a car driving south on Williamson Road ran the red light at Orange Avenue and crossed the path of a tractor trailer headed east on Orange. 30 year old David Underwood of Vinton was pronounced dead at the scene. The tractor trailer driver has not been charged. Police are still talking to witnesses to try and figure out exactly what happened.
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The Western Virginia Water Authority is hoping to make its work easier -- and improve customer service -- by consolidating its offices.
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The water authority plans to purchase the Coulter Building at the corner of Franklin Road and Jefferson Street. The deal will centralize operations and bring 60 employees under one roof. And officials say it will help them deal with recent problems.
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((THE PHONE SYSTEM IS PROBABLY OUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE. HAVING TWO BILLING OPERATIONS AND TRYING TO SHUTTLE CALLS BETWEEN THOSE TWO LOCATIONS HAS BEEN A CHALLENGE FOR US, AGAIN BY MOVING INTO THIS BUILDING, WE'LL HAVE ALL OF OUR BILLING STAFF IN ONE LOCATION, ON ONE PHONE SYSTEM.))
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A former bank lobby on the first floor will serve as a customer service area. The water authority is negotiating for customer parking in a nearby lot. Officials hope to make the move by mid-Spring.
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Going high tech is earning awards for a local school district.
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Henry County's Director of Technology just won a state award for the district's cutting edge technology.
Janet Copenhaver say the district was the first in the region- and one of the first in the state to go wireless in 1998,
Now all 8th through 12th graders use wireless laptops.
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((CRYSTAL HANKINS/8TH GRADE STUDENT: YOU CAN GO TO THE INTERNET AND LOOK UP THE PERSON IT TELLS YOU ALL THE INFORMATION AND FACTS ABOUT THE PERSON YOU'RE LOOKING UP.)) [BUTT TO 03:32:01] ((LIKE ONE REPORT WE HAD TO ID EDGAR ALLEN POE.))
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Henry County's effort is meant to attract high tech industry to the region and to prepare students for the future.


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((JANET LEWIS/ENGLISH TEACHER: THE MEDIA IS SO PREVELANT IN EVERYTHING AND IF THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT A SEARCH ENGINE IS THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT THE INTERNET IS PEOPLE WILL LOOK AT THEM AND SAY WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU WHY DON'T YOU KNOW THIS.))
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Students can also take college level classes online while in school.
The district is also using new technology that does away with a keyboard- We'll tell you about that later today on News 7.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Becoming partly cloudy and milder today-- with highs in the 40s.
We'll see 50s tomorrow.
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Police say they think a car driving south on Williamson Road ran the red light at Orange Avenue and crossed the path of a tractor trailer headed east on Orange. 30 year old David Underwood of Vinton was pronounced dead at the scene. The tractor trailer driver has not been charged. Police are still talking to witnesses to try and figure out exactly what happened.
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Officials for the three counties surrounding Smith Mountain Lake say the power company has too much authority over the body of water -- and want the federal government to do something.
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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will hold meetings this week in Gretna, regarding A-E-P's relicensing application. But, members of the Tri-County AEP Relicensing Committee hope to resolve what they call unfinished business over A-E-P's shoreline management plan.
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((RUSS JOHNSON/TCRC: WE'RE NOT UNHAPPY W/THE SHORELINE MANAGEMENT PLAN, BUT THERE ARE STILL 29 ISSUES THAT WE IDENTIFIED THAT ARE STILL UNRESOLVED IN OUR OPINION AND WE'D LIKE TO GET CLOSURE ON THEM.))
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Appalachian Power filed its shoreline management plan in 2003. The company says it addressed as many concerns as possible, but could NOT satisfy everyone.
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The House of Delegates wants to keep Virginians out of trouble with easy money.
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The General Assembly legalized pay- day lending three years ago. More than two- million loans were issued in 2003 alone.
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Yesterday the House passed a bill that would keep borrowers from taking out more than one loan at a time. It would require the State Corporation Commission to set up a database- allowing lenders to see if prospective borrowers have outstanding loans. It would also keep military spouses from securing loans against their husband's or wife's pay without permission.
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((DEL. HARVEY MORGAN/(R) GLOUCESTER: THIS LANGUAGE WAS REQUESTED BY THE MILITARY BECAUSE APPARENTLY A LOT OF PAY DAY LENDERS SET UP AROUND MILITARY BASES AND THEY THOUGHT THIS WOULD BE A SAFE GUARD FOR THEIR PERSONNEL.))
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The bill will now be considered by the Senate.
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