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7Schools


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Some schools are still feeling the effects of last week's winter weather.
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7Franklin-Shooting


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A Franklin County woman is listed in stable condition while investigators look into the shooting that sent her to the hospital.
Newspaper reports say Rodney Feazell shot his wife Patricia and then turned the gun on himself.
Authorities were alerted to the incident by a 9-1-1 call from the couple's 15- year- old daughter, who apparently heard the argument and ensuing gunshots.

7Nigerian-Scam


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Watch your mail closely - an official-looking letter from Nigeria can mean problems for some people.
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The Nigerian Advance Fraud Scheme targets business owners.
The letter has a Nigerian post mark and senders identify themselves as top officials trying to free up money for their country.
In return for their financial help, the American business owner is promised 30-percent of a multi-million dollar windfall.
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((TOM KINCAID/ROANOKE COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT: WHEN THEY CALL THE 1-900 NUMBER THEY END UP BEING BILLED AN EXTRAORDINARY AMOUNT ONLY TO FIND OUT THEY'RE NOT GOING TO PROCEED FURTHER. DAVE SUSSAN/U-S POSTAL INSPECTOR: IT INVOLVES ORGANIZED CRIME IN NIGERIA. THEY'VE BEEN SENDING OUT THESE LETTERS FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS ASKING YOU TO GIVE THE PARTICULARS OF YOUR CHECKING ACCOUNT.))
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Losses often aren't reported because victims are embarrassed they fell for the trick.
Officials say if you receive a letter don't respond and forward it to the U-S Postal Service.

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Economic development was at a record high in Roanoke County last year.
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25-new businesses or expansions yielded more than 94-million dollars in investments and over a thousand new or retained jobs.
Officials say there were three major reasons--
The announcement of I-T-T Nightvision's 20-million dollar expansion plans, creating 125-new jobs.
The company's other division, Galium Arsenide plans to relocate to ValleyPointe, and the Kroger warehouse expansion.
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((TIM GUBALA/ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR; THE FIRST PHASE OF THAT, IT'S A 35-MILLION DOLLAR TOTAL EXPANSION. THE FIRST PHASE OF ABOUT EIGHT TO NINE MILLION IS NEARING COMPLETION FOR THE VEHICEL MAINTENANCE CENTER.))
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Plans to keep those type of numbers rolling in include the development of Valley Gateway near the Roanoke Centre for Technology, the Glenn-Mary property

in west county and the McDonald Farm in Vinton.7E-Local-Fires


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Flames damaged two Roanoke buildings this weekend.
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At about six yesterday morning, firefighters responded to a blaze at a condemned building in the 11-hundred block of Hunt Avenue.
It's the third time they've responded to a call at that site.
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Another fire broke out at a house near Tazewell Avenue in the downtown area.

Damage is reportedly in the thousands of dollars.
No injuries were reported in either incident.
Investigations into the cause of the fires continue.
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7Weather


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45Franklin-Shooting


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Franklin County police this morning are investigating a double shooting.
According to published reports a woman is recovering in the hospital after being shot by her husband Rodney Feazell who then apparently took his own life.
Patricia Feazell is listed in stable condition.
The couple's 15- year- old daughter called police after hearing

gunshots.45E-Local-Fires


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Roanoke firefighters stayed business this weekend putting out two unrelated structure fires.
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Early yesterday morning, firefighters responded to a blaze at a condemned building in the 11-hundred block of Hunt Avenue.
It's the third time they've responded to a call at that site.
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Another fire broke out at a house near Tazewell Avenue in the downtown area.

Damage is reportedly in the thousands of dollars.
No injuries were reported in either incident.
Investigations into the cause of the fires continue.
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45County-Development


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Roanoke County officials are hoping 19-98 will be another record year for ecnomic development.
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25-new businesses or expansions yielded more than 94-million dollars in investments and over a thousand new or jobs last year.
Officials say three major reasons were the announcement of I-T-T Nightvision 20-million dollar expansion plans, which will creat 125-new jobs, the company's other division, Galium Arsenide, which plans to relocate to ValleyPointe and the Kroger warehouse expansion.
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Plans to keep those type of numbers rolling in include the development of Valley Gateway near the Roanoke Centre for Technology, the Glenn-Mary property

in west county and the McDonald Farm in Vinton.45Nigerian-Scam


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A warning this morning, answering correspondance from Nigeria could cost you.
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The Nigerian Advance Fraud Scheme targets business owners.
VO-NAT

The letter has a Nigerian post mark and senders identify themselves as top officials trying to free up money for their country.
In return for their financial help, the American business owner is promised 30-percent of multi-million dollar windfall.
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((TOM KINCAID/ROANOKE COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT: WHEN THEY CALL THE 1-900 NUMBER THEY END UP BEING BILLED AN EXTRAORDINARY AMOUNT ONLY TO FIND OUT THEY'RE NOT GOING TO PROCEED FURTHER. DAVE SUSSAN/U-S POSTAL INSPECTOR: IT INVOLVES ORGANIZED CRIME IN NIGERIA. THEY'VE BEEN SENDING OUT THESE LETTERS FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS ASKING YOU TO GIVE THE PARTICULARS OF YOUR CHECKING ACCOUNT.))
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Losses aren't reported because victims are embarrassed they fell for the trick.
Officials say if you receive a letter don't respond and forward it to the U-S Postal Service.

45weather


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Time now to check the forecast--
Sunshine expected through the morning hours, with clouds increasing this afternoon.
Highs in the lower 50s.
Cloudy tonight, with a chance of rain.
Lows in the upper 30s.
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We're expecting rain tonight, but the snow from LAST week is still affecting some school systems.
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8Franklin-Shooting


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A domestic shooting sent a Franklin County woman to the hospital.
She's said to be in stable condition.
Newspaper reports say Rodney Feazell shot his wife Patricia and then turned the gun on himself.
Authorities were alerted to the incident by a 9-1-1 call from the couple's 15- year- old daughter, who apparently heard the argument and ensuing gunshots.

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Business is good in Roanoke County--
In the last year,
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25-new businesses or expansions yielded more than 94-million dollars in investments and over a thousand new or retained jobs.
Officials say three major reasons were the announcement of I-T-T Nightvision 20-million dollar expansion plans, which will creat 125-new jobs, the company's other division, Galium Arsenide, which plans to relocate to ValleyPointe and the Kroger warehouse expansion.
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((TIM GUBALA/ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR; THE FIRST PHASE OF THAT, IT'S A 35-MILLION DOLLAR TOTAL EXPANSION. THE FIRST PHASE OF ABOUT EIGHT TO NINE MILLION IS NEARING COMPLETION FOR THE VEHICEL MAINTENANCE CENTER.))
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Plans to keep those type of numbers rolling in include the development of Valley Gateway near the Roanoke Centre for Technology, the Glenn-Mary property

in west county and the McDonald Farm in Vinton.8Nigerian-Scam


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Authorities say to be wary if you receive a letter postmarked from Nigeria.
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Senders of the letters identify themselves as top officials trying to free up money for their country.
In return for their financial help, the American business owner is promised 30-percent of a multi-million dollar windfall.
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((TOM KINCAID/ROANOKE COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT: WHEN THEY CALL THE 1-900 NUMBER THEY END UP BEING BILLED AN EXTRAORDINARY AMOUNT ONLY TO FIND OUT THEY'RE NOT GOING TO PROCEED FURTHER. DAVE SUSSAN/U-S POSTAL INSPECTOR: IT INVOLVES ORGANIZED CRIME IN NIGERIA. THEY'VE BEEN SENDING OUT THESE LETTERS FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS ASKING YOU TO GIVE THE PARTICULARS OF YOUR CHECKING ACCOUNT.))
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Loses aren't reported because victims are embarrassed they fell for the trick.
Officials say if you receive a letter don't respond and forward it to the U-S Postal Service.

8E-Local-Fires


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Fire destroyed two buildings in Roanoke over the weekend.
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Around six yesterday morning, firefighters responded to a blaze at a condemned building in the 11-hundred block of Hunt Avenue.
It's the third time they've responded to a call at that site.
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Another fire broke out at a house near Tazewell Avenue in the downtown area.

Damage is reportedly in the thousands of dollars.
No injuries were reported in either incident.
Investigations into the cause of the fires continue.
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8Robertson


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Pat Robertson's "Operation Blessing" charity may lose its tax exempt status.
Such an effort is under way now in the State Senate.
Democrat Janet Howell cited reports that the religious broadcaster used the charity's airplanes for his diamond-mining venture in Zaire.
Robertson's aides said he reimbursed the charity for use of the planes.
Chesapeake State Senator Randy Forbes defended the tax break and suggested political involvement by Robertson is behind the criticism.
Robertson often contributes to G-O-P candidates.

8weather


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Taking a break from the news to look at weather--
Morning sunshine will be followed by increasing clouds.
Highs in the lower 50s.
Cloudy tonight, with a chance of rain.
Lows in the upper 30s.
Wet weather is expected for most of the week.
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