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Federal-Budget

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A partial government shutdown moves into a second day.
Yesterday thousands of federal workers were sent home, including those in our area.
As Scott Prince reports, many others are suffering indirectly.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;:00
SUPER=01-Jodie Davis/Poff Building Cafeteria;:11
SUPER=01-Jim May/Veterans Affairs;:28
SUPER=01-Fred Ayscue/Social Security Ad.;:37
SUPER=01-Jemma MacPhail/Federal Worker;:47
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(( For Jodie Davis, today was hardly business as usual.
He runs the Poff Building Cafeteria.
But without Federal workers, he'll be running into the red.
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IN Q=It's scary

((JODIE DAVIS/POFF BUILDING CAFETERIA: IT'S SCARY, VERY SCARY SCOTT. THE GOVERNMENT IS MOST OF OUR BUSINESS. THREE QUARTERS OF OUR BUSINESS IS GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES. IT'S VERY SCARY. ))
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The problem-- almost all of the Federal workers in the Poff Building have been furloughed, and the various agencies are functioning on skeleton staffs.
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IN Q=I have just

((JIM MAY/VETERANS AFFAIRS: I HAVE JUST ESSENTIAL PEOPLE HERE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY SUCH AS A DEATH OF A VETERAN THAT NEEDS BURIAL. ))
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((FRED AYSCUE: SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATOR: WE'LL TAKE CARE OF EMERGENCIES, BUT SINCE I'LL ONLY HAVE 4 PEOPLE HERE, THERE WILL BE A VERY LIMITED AMOUNT OFF WORK WE CAN DO. ))
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Most furloughed workers are simply fed up with the situation.
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((JEMMA MACPHAIL/LITTLE BOYS NEED TO BE PADDLED UNTIL THEY CAN GET THEIR JOB DONE.))
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For MacPhail and her co- workers, the shutdown has a direct impact on their lives.
But there are plenty of other people like Jodie Davis who need them to get back to work.
Veterans especially want the workers back.
Unless an agreement is made in the next few days, their checks could be held up.
Scott Prince, News 7.))


7Fatals


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Two separate car accidents in Campbell County have taken two lives.
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SUPER=03-Campbell Co./Yesterday;


Shortly after three o'clock, the driver of a minivan lost control of the vehicle on Route 24 and slid into a schoolbus.
State police say 33- year- old Laura Glass Barringer apparently had braked for the bus's red lights when she veered into the other lane.
Barringer was pronounced dead on arrival at Lynchburg General Hospital.
The 45 students on the bus were not injured.
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IN Q=If they were

((CAPT. HOWARD GREGORY/VA STATE POLICE: IF THEY WERE, THEY WERE VERY MINOR, NONE OF THE CHILDREN ON THE BUS WERE TRANSPORTED TO THE HOSPITAL. THEY WERE ALL EXAMINED HERE AT THE SCENE AND RELEASED TO THEIR PARENTS OR HAD TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED HOME, NONE OF THEM WERE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL.))
SUPER=01-Capt. Howard Gregory/Va. State Police; :00
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About an hour later, state police were called to the scene of another fatal crash on Leesville Road.
58- year- old Jessie Crawford was killed when he lost control of his pickup truck and crashed into a ditch.
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7Murder


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Two brothers wanted in connection with a Henry County murder are still on the loose.
Police say they shot 25-year-old Orbin Smith in his home following an armed robbery last month.
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The Henry County Sheriff's Department is looking for 24- year-old Michael Ward and 18- year- old Harden Ward.
Both are from Prince George County, Maryland.
In addition to Smith's murder, the two are wanted in connection with an armed robbery at a Henry County apartment house.
Investigators say the two targeted homes they believed were involved in drug activity.
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((SGT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: THEY HAD APPARENTLY BEEN LOOKING, OUR INVESTIGATION HAVE REVEALED, FOR PLACES-- A PLACE THAT THEY MIGHT ROB THAT WOULD NOT REPORT IT TO LAW ENFORCEMENT IF A ROBBERY DID OCCUR. ))
SUPER=01-Sgt. Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept.;
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Police believe the Wards may be in the D-C area.

7weather


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Turning now to the weather,
It's going to be cold and very windy today with light snow flurries.
Temperatures will be in the 40s.


55weather


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Turning now to the weather,
It's going to be cold and very windy today with light snow flurries.
Temperatures will be in the 40s. Tonight, clear skies with lows in the 20s.
Looking ahead, tomorrow will be partly sunny skies with highs in the 40s.
The weekend is looking a little warmer with afternoon highs in the 50s.



55School-closings


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The brunt of a winter storm missed our area yesterday, but still a few schools are closed or delayed this morning due to snowy or icy conditions.
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(MEL READS SCHOOLWATCH)
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55Bedford-Supervisors


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Goode's new rescue squad will soon be responding to emergency calls.
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SUPER=03-Bedford/Last Night;


Last night, the Bedford County Supervisors approved the formation of the new rescue squad.
After obtaining some needed tactical communications equipment-- the Goode squad say it will be ready to start serving its territory between Bedford and Campbell Counties by December first.
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IN Q=Of course, we're

((ROBERT BALLAGH/GOODE RESCUE SQUAD: OF COURSE, WE'RE ALL VERY HAPPY. IT'S A MILESTONE THAT KIND OF MARKS TWO YEARS OF WORK IN PREPARATION TO COMING TO THIS POINT. ))
SUPER=01-Robert Ballagh/Goode Rescue Squad;
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The approval of the new Goode squad came as no surprised to the Bedford county rescue squad.
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((JOHN BARRETT/BEDFORD LIFESAVING CREW: IT RESOLVED THE ISSUE. THE COUNTY-- THE SUPERVISORS MADE THE DECISION TO ACCEPT THE RESPONSIBILITY AND THE LIABILITY FOR A CHANGE IN SERVICE FOR THE AREA-- WHETHER IT BE FOR THE GOOD, FOR THE BAD. ))
SUPER=01-John Barrett/Bedford Lifesaving Crew;
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Barrett says the Goode squad will at first rely on mutual aid from other crews.
But he says he does not expect the Bedford County squad to lose donations or equipment as a result of the new squad.


55Bank-Robbery


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Lynchburg police are hunting for two robbery suspects.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Yesterday;


The men wore RED bandanas across their faces and walked into the First Virginia bank on Main Street yesterday.
They got away with an undisclosed amount of cash after ONE indicated he was carrying a WEAPON.
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IN Q=One of them

((CMDR. EARL BURNETTE/LYNCHBURG POLICE: ONE OF THEM, I THINK, UNZIPPED HIS JACKET A LITTLE BIT AND KIND OF STUCK HIS HAND IN HIS JACKET, INDICATING HE MIGHT BE REACHING FOR A HANDGUN.))
SUPER=01-Cmdr. Earl Burnette/Lynchburg Police; :00
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The FIRST suspect is a light- skinned black male, about five-feet seven, with a medium build.
He was wearing blue jeans, a gray hooded jacket.
The other suspect is also a light- skinned black male, about six feet tall.
He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a white long-sleeve t-shirt with red lettering, and a baseball hat.
Anyone with information should contact the Lynchburg police or the F-B-I.
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55Ward


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Two brothers wanted for murder in Henry County are believed to be somewhere in the Washington area.
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The Henry County Sheriff's Department is looking for 24- year-old Michael Ward and 18- year- old Harden Ward.
Both are from Prince George County, Maryland and are suspects in the shooting death of 25- year- old Orbin Smith, Junior.
The two are also wanted in connection with an armed robbery at a Henry County apartment house.
Investigators say they targeted homes they believed were involved in drug activity, so the robbery might not be reported.
Police hesitate to call a recent rash of murders in the county a crime wave-- saying a similar trend has happened before.
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((SGT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: WE'RE JUST AS WELL-- WE MAY GO NOW FOR MONTHS AND NOT HAVE ANOTHER HOMICIDE, BUT THEN WE COULD HAVE ANOTHER ONE TONIGHT. WE'VE HAD SPELLS LIKE THIS IN THE PAST, AND WE DON'T LOOK FORWARD TO THEM. BUT IT CERTAINLY HAS BEEN DIFFICULT AND DISTURBING. ))
SUPER=01-Sgt. Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept.;
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Police are asking the public for help locating the suspects.
Smith's murder was the FIRST of FOUR recent killings in Henry County.


8weather


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Turning now to the weather,
It's going to be cold and very windy today with the possiblity of light snow flurries.
Temperatures will be in the 40s.
Nightime temperatures will be in the 20's.


8Murder


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A search is underway for two brothers suspected of a killing a Henry County man.
Twenty- five- year old Orbin Smith, Junior was fatally shot last month during an armed robbery at his home.
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The Henry County Sheriff's Department is looking for 24- year-old Michael Ward and 18- year- old Harden Ward-- both from Maryland.
In addition to the alleged murder and armed robbery of Smith-- the pair is also suspected in another armed robbery.
Police believe the Wards may be in the D-C.
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8Sports-Complex


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Lynchburg City Council has approved the construction of a new sports complex.
But as Steve Smallshaw reports some residents say its no"field of dreams."
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Night; :00
SUPER=01-Norman Kinnier/Lynchburg United Soccer; :23
SUPER=01-Tom Leebrick/Sandusky Residents' Attorney; :42
SUPER=01-Gary Case/Developer; :56
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SUPER=01-Jim Whitaker/Lynchburg Mayor; 1:20
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(( It took a marathon meeting of Lynchburg City Council, but a proposed 15- million dollar sports complex is now one step closer to reality.
The city's newly- formed Sports Authority wants to build a new minor league baseball stadium and twenty soccer and Little League fields on this 170- acre plot of land in the Sandusky neighborhood.
Supporters say the project is long overdue.
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IN Q=Bottom line is

((NORMAN KINNIER/LYNCHBURG UNITED SOCCER: BOTTOM LINE IS THERE ARE NO FIELDS AVAILABLE, THE CURRENT FIELDS THAT ARE AVAILABLE AT THE VARIOUS SCHOOL SITES AND THE PARKS AND RECREATION SITES ARE UNSUITABLE FOR EXPANSION.))
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But Sandusky residents are worried about the traffic, noise and light pollution the sports complex might create.
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IN Q=My clients have

((TOM LEEBRICK/CONCERNED CITIZENS OF LYNCHBURG ATTORNEY: MY CLIENTS HAVE BEEN LABELED NIMBY'S, NOT IN MY BACK YARD. YET TWENTY LIGHTED FIELDS PLUS CITY STADIUM, PLUS A NEW STADIUM ARE PROPOSED.))
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OUT Q=are proposed.
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IN Q=We sincerely

((GARY CASE/DEVELOPER: WE SINCERELY BELIEVE THAT THE PROJECT BEFORE YOU TONIGHT REPRESENTS EXCELLENT PLANNING AND IS VERY FEASIBLE. HOWEVER, WE ARE THE FIRST TO ADMIT THAT THERE IS ADDITIONAL FINETUNING THAT WE NEED TO DO AND WE'RE PREPARED TO DO IT.))
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The finetuning would take another four hours.
Finally, at 1:30 a.m., after most of the crowd had left, council approved the project by a 5-1 vote, Mayor Jim Whitaker, a Sandusky resident, was the lone holdout.
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((JIM WHITAKER/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: IT'S NOT JUST BECAUSE I LIVE IN THAT NEIGHBORHOOD, I'M CONCERNED ABOUT EVERY NEIGHBORHOOD IN LYNCHBURG.))
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Opponents aren't sure whether they'll continue to fight the project.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))


8Campbell-Ax


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A Campbell County accident involving a school bus has left one person dead.
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SUPER=03-Campbell Co./Yesterday;


Yesterday afternoon, the driver of a minivan lost control of the vehicle on Route 24 and slid into a schoolbus.
State police say 33- year- old Laura Glass Barringer apparently had braked for the bus's red lights when she veered into the other lane.
Barringer was pronounced dead on arrival at a nearby hospital.
The 45 students on the bus were not injured.
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IN Q=If they were

((CAPT. HOWARD GREGORY/VA STATE POLICE: IF THEY WERE, THEY WERE VERY MINOR, NONE OF THE CHILDREN ON THE BUS WERE TRANSPORTED TO THE HOSPITAL. THEY WERE ALL EXAMINED HERE AT THE SCENE AND RELEASED TO THEIR PARENTS OR HAD TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED HOME, NONE OF THEM WERE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL.))
SUPER=01-Capt. Howard Gregory/Va. State Police; :00
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About an hour later, state police were called to the scene of another fatal crash in Campbell County.
58- year- old Jessie Crawford was killed when he lost control of his truck and crashed in a ditch.
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8School-closings


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Students in a few counties will get another day off, or an hour or two because of yesterday's bad weather.
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