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7Bedford-Search


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Bedford city and county authorities are still looking for a man who escaped custody twice this morning.
Bedford police had gone to arrest 18- year- old Richard Howard Busby on a malicious wounding charge when he broke away from officers trying to apprehend him.
A tracking dog helped locate Busby in a newrby wooded area, but he escaped again while being processed at the Bedford County sheriff's department.
They say it's possible he may have hopped a slow moving freight train.
He's NOT considered armed or dangerous.

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One person was rushed to the hospital last night after numerous shots rang out in Northwest Roanoke.
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It happened about eight-thirty near the intersection of 10th street and Orange Avenue.
Thirty-five- year- old Timothy Richardson of Goodview was apparently sitting in this sport utility vehicle when the shooting started.
Richardson was taken to Roanoke Memorial.
His condition has not been released. (----------------)



7E-Sales-Spending


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It seems like stores are filled with after-Christmas sales and discounts that can appear very tempting to consumers.
And, it's easy to get carried away and forget how much debt you've taken on.
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But, one financial analyst warns for long term payments you should pay careful attention to interest rates.
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Nasta says it's a good idea to take time-out from the shopping frenzy to determine what items you really need.
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((TOM NASTA/FINANCIAL PLANNER AND INVESTMENT MGR.: SOME PEOPLE HAVE A THING--WAIT TWO DAYS OR THREE DAYS AND IF YOU DON'T NEED IT DON'T BUY IT. IN OTHER WORDS THERE'S ACTUALLY YOU CAN MAKE A JUDGMENT. IF YOU WANT TO BUY IT AGREE TO WAIT TWO DAYS AND THEN SEE AFTER THE END OF THE TWO DAYS IF YOU REALLY WANT TO BUY IT.))
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Nasta you should write down all of your debt in an effort to get control of it and determine early on how you plan to pay off the debt.
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7Common-Sense


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The way you manage your money could affect your health and your job performance. And employers are taking notice.
Scott Goldberg explains in this week's Common Sense.
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runs :20 ((The most recent New England Journal of Medicine reports people who have trouble managing their finances are more likely to suffer ill health or depression.
And, the journal says, that can lead to poor on-the-job performance.
That's why a lot of businesses -- and the United States Navy -- are hiring people whose only job is to help employees stay financially healthy.
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Darby recommends all companies follow the Navy's lead and designate one person who can help employees with their personal finances.
That's this week's Common Sense.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))

7weather


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Taking a break now from today's news--
Winter Storm and Heavy Snow Warnings are in effect today, as snow is expected to develop later on this morning.
Some areas could see as much as a foot of snow.
Highs will be around 30...lows falling only a few degrees into the upper 20s.
The extended forecast is calling for a chance of more flurries for tomorrow.
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45Bedford-Escape


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Bedford City and County authorities are still searching for a man who escaped custody TWICE this morning.
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18- year- old Richard Howard Busby was being sought on a malicious wounding charge when he ran from police officers.
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A tracking dog helped locate Busby who was brought to the sheriff's department for booking.. that's when he escaped again.
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((LT. KENT ROBEY/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: THE JAILER HAD JUST STEPPED INTO A PROCESS ROOM.. GOING OUT THE DOOR.))
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Robey says it's possible Busby hopped a slow- moving freight train and left the area.
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45E-Orange-Shooting


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There appear to be no suspects yet in connection with a shooting last night in Northwest Roanoke.
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It happened at about eight-thirty near the intersection of 10th street and Orange Avenue.
Thirty-five- year- old Timothy Richardson of Goodview was apparently sitting in this sport utility vehicle when the shooting started.
Police say, at least nine shots were fired, but it's not clear how many times Richardson was hit.
Richardson was taken to Roanoke Memorial.
His condition has not been released. (----------------)



45E-Truck-Fire


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Salem fire investigators have determined what sparked a truck fire yesterday.
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The truck was apparently left running for 30-to-45 minutes when the driver says he heard a "tremendous" noise.
It was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.
Officials say problem began in the truck's electrical system.
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((SGT. DOUG MOORE/SALEM FIRE DEPT.; OUR FIRE INVESTIGATOR DETERMINED THAT IT WAS A SHORT CIRCUIT IN THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM IN THE ENGINE DEPARTMENT. ))
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No one was injured.
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45E-Sales-Spending


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Now that Christmas is over many consumers are finding big discounts at the malls.
But a stores save now and pay later deal may not be the bargain some shoppers expect.
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One financial analyst warns for long term payments you should pay careful attention to interest rates.
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((TOM NASTA/FINANCIAL PLANNER AND INVESTMENT MGR.: A LITTLE BELL SHOULD GO OFF IN YOUR HEAD WHICH SAYS WHY ARE THEY ASKING ME TO PAY AN INTEREST RATE. HOW CAN I GET FREE MONEY? I'VE NEVER GOTTEN FREE MONEY BEFORE. SO, GENERALLY THE INTEREST RATE IS INCLUDED MANY TIMES INTO THE PURCHASE PRICE.))
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Nasta says it's a good idea to take time-out from the shopping frenzy to determine what items you really need.
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((TOM NASTA/FINANCIAL PLANNER AND INVESTMENT MGR.: SOME PEOPLE HAVE A THING--WAIT TWO DAYS OR THREE DAYS AND IF YOU DON'T NEED IT DON'T BUY IT. IN OTHER WORDS THERE'S ACTUALLY YOU CAN MAKE A JUDGMENT. IF YOU WANT TO BUY IT AGREE TO WAIT TWO DAYS AND THEN SEE AFTER THE END OF THE TWO DAYS IF YOU REALLY WANT TO BUY IT.))
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Nasta says you catalog your debt and determine early on how you plan to pay.
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45Snow-Plows


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As Southwest Virginia preps for its first big snow event, Virginia HIghway officials may get a chance to test out their newest high-tech equipment.
The Virginia Department of Transportation has equipped 80 snowplows in northern Virginia this winter with satellite navigation technology.
The experiment will tell highway supervisors in Fairfax County where other plows are and what they're doing.

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Checking the Monday forecast--
Heavy snow showers are expected today across the viewing area, with total accumulations ranging from four to 12 inches.
Snow will taper off to flurries overnight.
Temperatures will stay fairly steady in the upper 20s to around 30.
More flurries possible tomorrow..
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8Bedford-Escape


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Authorities in Bedford are on the lookout for a suspect who got away from
them not once, but TWICE this morning. (----------------)
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18- year- old Richard Howard Busby was being sought on a malicious wounding charge when he fled from police officers.
A tracking dog helped locate Busby who was brought to the sheriff's department for booking.. that's when he escaped again.
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((LT. KENT ROBEY/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: THE JAILER HAD JUST STEPPED INTO A PROCESS ROOM.. GOING OUT THE DOOR.))
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Robey says it's possible Busby hopped a slow- moving freight train and left the area.
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8E-Orange-Shooting


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A shooting in Northwest Roanoke last night sent a 35- year- old man to the hospital.
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It happened at about eight-thirty near the intersection of 10th street and Orange Avenue.
Timothy Richardson of Goodview was apparently sitting in this sport utility vehicle when the shooting started.
Police say, at least nine shots were fired, but it's not clear how many times Richardson was hit.
He was taken to Roanoke Memorial.
His condition has not been released. (----------------)



8E-Truck-Fire


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A truck left idling for at least a half- hour yesterday caught fire in a Salem driveway.
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The truck was apparently left running for 30 to 45 minutes when the driver says he heard a tremendous noise.
The vehicle was in flames when firefighters arrived.
The problem was caused by the truck's electrical system.
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((SGT. DOUG MOORE/SALEM FIRE DEPT.; OUR FIRE INVESTIGATOR DETERMINED THAT IT WAS A SHORT CIRCUIT IN THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. ))
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No one was injured.
The tractor trailer suffered about 40 thousand dollars worth of damage.
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8E-Sales-Spending


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Buying now and paying later may be tempting to shoppers looking for After- Christmas bargains.
But financial experts say the discounts may be misleading.
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One financial analyst warns for long term payments you should pay careful attention to interest rates.
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((TOM NASTA/FINANCIAL PLANNER AND INVESTMENT MGR.: A LITTLE BELL SHOULD GO OFF IN YOUR HEAD WHICH SAYS WHY ARE THEY ASKING ME TO PAY AN INTEREST RATE. HOW CAN I GET FREE MONEY? I'VE NEVER GOTTEN FREE MONEY BEFORE. SO, GENERALLY THE INTEREST RATE IS INCLUDED MANY TIMES INTO THE PURCHASE PRICE.))
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Nasta says it's a good idea to take time-out from the shopping frenzy to determine what items you really need.
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((TOM NASTA/FINANCIAL PLANNER AND INVESTMENT MGR.: SOME PEOPLE HAVE A THING--WAIT TWO DAYS OR THREE DAYS AND IF YOU DON'T NEED IT DON'T BUY IT. IN OTHER WORDS THERE'S ACTUALLY YOU CAN MAKE A JUDGMENT. IF YOU WANT TO BUY IT AGREE TO WAIT TWO DAYS AND THEN SEE AFTER THE END OF THE TWO DAYS IF YOU REALLY WANT TO BUY IT.))
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Nasta says you should write down all of your debt in an effort to get control of it and determine early on how you plan to pay off the debt.
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8Snow-Plows


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Satellites may soon be helping Virginia highway officials clear the roads.
The Virginia Department of Transportation has equipped 80 snowplows in northern Virginia this winter with satellite navigation technology.
The experiment will tell highway supervisors in Fairfax County where other plows are and whether they are plowing, spreading salt or shut down.

8weather


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Time now for Monday's weather forecast--
Winter Storm and Heavy Snow Warnings are in effect for the region today and tonight.
Snow will develop later this morning, with amounts ranging from four to 12 inches.
One weather watcher from Franklin County has already reported some snowfall.
The snow showers will taper off to flurries later tonight.
Temperatures will stay around the 30 degree mark throughout the day and evening.
Checking the four day outlook--
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