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03/08/06

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GRAPHIC=Morning Report Good Morning, I'm Kimberly


McBroom.

Partly sunny and warmer
today-- with a big warm up for the end
of the work week.

Meteorologist Leo
Hirsbrunner has details, coming up.
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VDOT says both southbound lanes

and the left northbound lane of
Interstate 81 at milemarker 162 near
Buchanan are closed.

It could take crews one to two
hours to clear the accidents in that
area.

Drivers should use alternate
routes or expect delays.
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GRAPHIC=Forest Fire Firefighters are still working to put


out the massive forest fire near
Montvale today.

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VO-NAT




*CG locator Bedford Co.

As of this morning, the fire has
consumed more than eight hundred acres.

Yesterday, crews lit new fires inside
the fire line to burn off the brush
that could continue to fuel the fire.

That's produced a lot of smoke which
is causing problems for nearby

residents.

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*CG 2line Lea Wofford
U.S. Forest Service LEA WOFFORD/U.S. FOREST SERVICE: IN
THE SHORT TERM IT'S NO PROBLEM IN THE
SHORT TERM. NOW IF FOLKS HAVE ASTHMA
WE SUGGEST THEY LEAVE THE AREA BECAUSE
IT'S NOT SAFE FOR THEM.

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Last night, officials on the local,
state, and federal level held a
community meeting in hopes of easing
the fears of residents.

They learned crews hope to have the
fire contained by this weekend.

But without significant rain, it
could be several weeks before the fire
is completely under control.

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GRAPHIC=HOLD One man faces a criminal charge


for starting the fire, but neighbors at
the meeting say they don't blame him.

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*CG locator Bedford Co.
Saturday Dennis Ham tried to stop it from
spreading with a garden hose.

But the fire raced up the mountain
behind his home on Quarry Road.

Ham told us Monday that he dumped
some ashes behind a shed on his
property Saturday morning.

Apparently a live spark blew into
the woods.
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GRAPHIC=HOLD Ham is charged with the Class Four


misdemeanor of "carelessly damaging
property by fire."

It does *not* involve jail time,
but does carry a *fine* of up to
250-dollars.
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GRAPHIC=Murder Invest. A THIRD suspect has been arrested


by Roanoke police on charges of last
month's double homicide.

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*CG locator Roanoke
Last Month Police have charged a 17-year-old
boy with murder and attempted robbery
in connection with the deaths of
Deborah Vaughn and Brenda Wright.

The women were found dead last
month in a Tinker Manor apartment.

Yesterday's arrest comes a day
after a grand jury indicted two other
men in the case -- 33-year-old James
Andrew Morell and 19-year-old Jeremy
Scott Kevin Carter.

The men were already in custody
on prior charges -- ranging from
assault and battery to arson.

Police say more charges are
pending.

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*CG standup Kimberly McBroom
kmcbroom@wdbj7.com


ANCHOR ON CAM ANCHOR ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Morning Report Good Morning, I'm Kimberly


McBroom.

Steadily warming up this
week, with highs today in the upper
50s.

But we'll see 70s by the end
of the week.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner
has the Skytracker 7 forecast, after
the news.

But first- we have some traffic
information.

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VDOT says both southbound lanes
and the left northbound lane of
Interstate 81 at milemarker 162 near
Buchanan have reopened.

State Police say three vehicles
were involved in the accident.

One of the vehicles was an empty
tanker truck.

No injuries were reported.







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GRAPHIC=NONE The fear of being caught on tape


at a stop light is something Virginia
drivers won't be worrying about any
time soon.

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*CG locator Richmond
File Tape An effort by the Senate to allow
the cameras was smacked down by the
House yesterday.

The Senate tacked the measure
onto a House bill dealing with police
authority as a last ditch effort to get
it passed...

But yesterday the Speaker of the
House ruled the amendment wasn't
"germane" to the original bill.... a
ruling that killed the legislation.

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*CG locator Richmond

Meanwhile, a majority of House
Republicans voted yesterday not to
confirm the governor's choice for
Secretary of the Commonwealth.

Republicans fear former union
president Danny LeBlanc (le- BLAHNK')
would try and repeal Virginia's right-
to- work law and restore voting rights
to violent felons.

Some House Democrats say they too
believe some of LeBlanc's statements
have been "over the top," but don't
believe his union card should deny him
a seat at the governor's table.

The move to reject LeBlanc harmed
an already strained relationship
between House leaders and Governor
Kaine.

Kaine says he'll find another
position for LeBlanc that does NOT
require legislative approval.

Yesterday marked the first time

lawmakers have ever blocked a cabinet
secretary.

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GRAPHIC=none A waitress in Roanoke gets


rewarded for a job well done... big
time.

ENG#=3 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Roanoke 13

Amanda Newkirk waitresses at Ruby
Tuesdays at Valley View.

The 19 year old who's expecting
her first child in May... found a stack
of 100 dollars bills on the table..
1000 dollars in all left for a 26
dollar bill.

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INQ=and I kidn of ran my




*CG 2line Amanda Newkirk
Got $974 tip 03:39:04 AND I KIND OF RAN MY THUMB
THROUGH IT AND SAW IT ALL AND I WENT TO
MANAGER AND SAID THIS HAS TO BE WRONG.


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But a quick check and Newkirk found
out this money is very real.

She describes the customers who left
the tip as just a typical couple in
their mid-twenties.

They left a note on the bill saying
keep the change. Have a great day.

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*CG standup Kimberly McBroom
kmcbroom@wdbj7.com


ANCHOR ON CAM ANCHOR ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Morning Report Good Morning, I'm Kimberly


McBroom.

A mild day is on the way with
highs in the upper 50s, but we'll see
temperatures near 70 by tomorrow.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has

the Skytracker 7 forecast, coming up.

But first-- here's some traffic
information.
TAKE TRAFFIC ALERT BANNER TAKE TRAFFIC ALERT BANNER

VDOT says both southbound
lanes and the left northbound lane of
Interstate 81 at milemarker 162 near
Buchanan have reopened.

State Police say three vehicles
were involved in the accident.

One of the vehicles was an empty
tanker truck.

No injuries were reported.

.
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GRAPHIC=NONE The teenager who vandalized a


Floyd County cemetery will spend the
next 10 months in jail.

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*CG locator Floyd Co.

Investigators are calling it one

of the worst acts of vandalism...
ever... in the county.

Last July, 18 year old Travis
Frank Price and a juvenile knocked
over- -or destroyed- -more than 100
tombstones at the Zion Lutheran Church
Cemetery.

The juvenile is being held at a
detention home.

He and Price also have to pay
more than 10-thousand dollars in
restitution to the Church.

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GRAPHIC=Shooting A Martinsville shooting suspect


has surrendered to police.
TAKE SIMMONS APRISA APRISA

21-year-old John Christopher
Simmons gave himself up at the city
police department yesterday afternoon.

Simmons was wanted for a
shooting that wounded a man Sunday
evening.
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GRAPHIC=NONE Emergency workers in Amherst


County have another 30 days to hammer
out an agreement over a controversial
ordinance.

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*CG locator Amherst

Part of the measure would require
the county's Public Safety director to
have keys to every volunteer fire
department and rescue squad building in
case of an emergency.

Amherst firefighters saw that as a
move by the county to take over their
department or replace them with paid
personnel ... and a large crowd turned
out yesterday to speak against the
ordinance.

Supervisors voted to table the
measure and give both sides more time
to reach a compromise.

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GRAPHIC=NONE TJ Maxx at Tanglewood Mall gets a


new home... but not too far from its
old one.

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*CG locator Roanoke Co. The store will move from its current
location into the big empty space at
the end of Tanglewood Mall.

Renovation's been going on- and the
store should move within the next
couple of months.

So what will happen with the empty
TJ Maxx spot?

Mall management says a deal is in
the works with a large retail store.

Management also says the mall has
several new tenants lined up to fill up
Tanglewood Mall to 95 percent capacity.

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