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An undercover police officer spoiled a Dublin woman's plans-- now she's behind bars for trying to hire someone to commit murder.
Peggy Sullivan is being held in the Pulaksi County Jail without bond.
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Sources tell News 7 Sullivan was arrested yesterday afternoon, after a conversation with the undercover officer.
That's when authorities found two large pipe bombs in Sullivan's pickup truck, which was parked outside a fast-food restaurant in Dublin.
The pipe bombs were removed after a state police agent wearing a protective suit attached the bag the devices were in- to a rope.
The bag was then pulled into a container and taken to a nearby landfill where it was detonated.
Authorities expect to release more information sometime today.
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[7S-Bridge-Fall]


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A construction accident in Montgomery County had fatal consequences.
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[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./December 28]

The construction worker who fell forty-five feet while working on the "Smart Road" died yesterday afternoon. Thirty-seven year old Wesley Burford had been working inside a concrete support column when he slipped and fell.

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[7S-Campbell-Fire]


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After rescuing his family, one man died in yesterday morning's house fire in Campbell County.
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[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


Authorities say 53-year old Kallie Lee Overstreet helped his wife and son escape the burning home, then went back inside to see if anyone was left behind.
That's when he became trapped by the smoke and flames.
It's believe the fire was accidental.
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[7E-Danville-Firefighters]


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A court ruling has not resolved the dispute between the city of Danville and it's firefighters.
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The firefighters won a lawsuit in September regarding unpaid overtime, forcing the city to come up with three years of back pay.
[SUPER=03-Danville/Last Night; :08]


To avoid paying this overtime in the future, city council hired a consultant to come up with a cost-effective way to schedule the firefighters.
Nearly 100 firefighters turned out at last night's council work session to oppose the plan.
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[IN Q=We hope that you will]

((KEN JONES/FIREFIGHTER: WE HOPE THAT YOU WILL NOT SUPPORT THIS OPTION JUST BECAUSE IT'S THE LEAST EXPENSIVE OPTION BECAUSE IT WOULD NOT FIX THE PROBLEM OF MORALE. IT WOULD ONLY MAKE THINGS LOOK GOOD ON PAPER.))
[SUPER=01-Ken Jones/Firefighter;]
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[OUT Q=look good on paper.]
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Firefighters say the proposed "one day on, two days off" plan cuts into their family time.
They want to stay with their current 24-hours shifts and be paid for their meal breaks.
City council will take another look at the issue next month.
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[7-5-Eye-surgery]


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Vision problems are no longer what they used to be. Procedures that once required hospital stays and lengthy recovery are now accomplished in a few hours.
Joe Dashiell reports.
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[SUPER=01-Janine Stone/Cataract Patient; :11]
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[SUPER=01-Dr. Joseph Weisman/Blue Ridge Eye Center; :31]
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[SUPER=01-Cindy Alexander/Clinical Team Leader; :58]
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((JANINE STONE: I CALL IT MY CHRISTMAS MIRACLE.))
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[OUT Q=my Christmas miracle.]


Janine Stone doesn't need the glasses she's worn since second grade.
In the last month she's had cataracts removed and new lenses implanted in her eyes.
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[IN Q=And when I took the patch off]

((JANINE STONE: AND WHEN I TOOK THE PATCH OFF TO INSTALL THE FIRST DROP I KNEW THE OPERATION WAS A SUCCESS, BECAUSE I COULD SEE SO CLEARLY. IT'S MIRACULOUS.))
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[OUT Q=It's miraculous.]


The procedure that helped Janine Stone is just one example of recent advancements in the treatment of eye disorders... procedures that have shortened surgery and recovery times, and improved results for most patients.
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[IN Q=It's been nothing]

((DR. JOSEPH WEISMAN: WELL, NOW IT'S BEEN NOTHING SHORT OF A REVOLUTION. HER SURGERY INVOLVED WALKING INTO THE HOSPITAL, LOCAL ANESTHESIA, DIDN'T HAVE TO BE PUT TO SLEEP. THE SURGERY IN HER CASE TOOK ABOUT FIFTEEN MINUTES. SHE WAS BACK ON HER FEET THE SAME DAY. BACK TO NORMAL ACTIVITY WITH A DAY OR TWO.))
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Early next month, Carilion Community Hospital will open a new eye center that will consolidate services on one floor... make patient access much easier.
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((CINDY ALEXANDER/CLINICAL TEAM LEADER: IT'S VERY RARE THAT WE SEND ANYBODY OUT OF THE VALLEY ANYMORE. IT WOULD HAVE TO BE SOMETHING REALLY OFF THE WALL. MOST EVERYTHING THAT'S DONE EYE-WISE, WE CAN DO HERE IN THE VALLEY.))
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[OUT Q=do here in the Valley.]


For Janine Stone, that means the collectibles on her shelves are more colorful now... And she's hopeful others will take advantage of the medical procedures that saved her sight.

Joe Dashiell News 7)) [7WEATHER]


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Taking a look now at your midweek forecast..
More unseasonably warm temperatures today under partly sunny skies. Look for highs to reach 60 degrees.
Some clouds and fog move in tonight. Lows should drop into the low-40s.
The extended forecast...
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[45E-Alley]


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A Henry County woman begins her first full day of a lengthy prison sentence for killing her baby girl on Mother's Day.
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((ON THE CHARGE OF FELONY CHILD ABUSE I SENTENCE YOU TO 2-YEARS IN PRISON. ON THE CHARGE OF 2ND DEGREE MURDER I SENTENCE YOU TO 34-YEARS IN PRISON.))
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[OUT Q=34-years in prison.]
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Sharon Denise Alley will spend 36-years behind bars for abusing her infant daughter Brooke and ultimately stabbing her to death.
Attorneys for both sides left the courtroom without commenting on the sentence.
The Commonwealth's Attorney wanted Alley to serve the maximum of 50-years in jail, calling the baby's murder one the of worst he's ever seen in Henry County.
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In a surprise move Roanoke is losing its city manager.
After 20 years, Bob Herbert has decided on a career change, taking a position with Virginia Tech.
He'll officially be off the job April 9th.
His assistant, James Ritchie, will then take over, become acting City Manager.
Eric Earnhart has reaction.
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((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR; WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU.... OF THE RESIGNATINO OF CITY MANAGER W. ROBERT HERBERT))
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It caughtt hem all by surprise, the man who, among other things, helped construct the partnership that built both the new Airport terminal and the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center, is leaving. In the same breath, council members experess regret and gratitude.



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((JIM TROUT/COUNCIL MEMBER; THIS IS A SAD DAY....THANKYOU BOB))
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Herbert says after 20 years with the City, it wasn't an easy decision to make.

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((Bob Herbert/City Manager; It was tough in that I'm leaving a very talented group of employees... I'm going to become a member, hopefully just a regular member of this community.))
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His new role will not take him far, working to bring educational conferences to the hotel Roanoke and Conference Center.

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((Bob Herbert/City Manager; It'll allow me to live in Roanoke... they've asked me to help out and I told them I would do so.))
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City officials now have a difficult and important choice, as they begin the process of choosing a permanent replacement.


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No one knows how long the process will take, remember city officials haven't had to do this for nearly fifteen years.

In Roanoke, Eric Earnhart, News 7. ))[45E-Downtown-Traffic]


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Some other big news from city hall last night.
It involves downtown.
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[Take Pinnacle Page 4715] Campbell and Salem Avenues are currently one-way streets, running in opposite directions.
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[Take Next Pinnacle Page 4716] Last night, City Council voted to make them both two-way streets, creating some new downtown traffic patterns.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Roanoke business owners have been pushing for the change, saying the current situation makes it tough to bring customers downtown.
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[IN Q="I would have ...]
[SUPER=01-Steven Lemon/Downtown Business Owner]
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Council members also appropriated money to pay for the project.
Nobody showed up to express any opposition.
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[45E-Porch]


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Also at last night's meeting, a Roanoke man won a battle over control of his front porch.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Week]

When Aubrey Hicks rebuilt the porch at his home in historic Old Southwest, the Architural Review Board objected, saying it did not meet their guidelines.
Hicks told council members his porch looks a lot better than many of his neighbors'.
City Council agreed, and overruled the Board's decision, so Hicks can keep his porch.
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Taking a break from the news to check the mid- week forecast--
Turning partly sunny today, with highs in the upper 50s.
Partly cloudy tonight, with patchy fog developing.
Lows falling into the low to mid 40s.
The four day forecast stays cloudy and wet through the weekend.
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[8E-Pipe-Bomb]


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A Dublin woman is being held without bond in Pulaski County for an alleged murder-for-hire scheme.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin;]


Sources tell News 7 Peggy Sullivan was arrested yesterday afternoon, after a conversation with an undercover police officer.
That's when authorities found two large pipe bombs in Sullivan's pickup truck, which was parked outside a fast-food restaurant in Dublin.
The pipe bombs were removed after a state police agent wearing a protective suit attached the bag the devices were in- to a rope.
The bag was then pulled into a container and taken to a nearby landfill where it was detonated.
Authorities expect to release more information later today.
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[8S-Campbell-Fire]


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A Campbell County man died yesterday, after heroicly saving his family from their burning home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


Authorities say 53-year old Kallie Lee Overstreet helped his wife and son escape the fire, then went back inside to see if anyone was left behind.
That's when he became trapped by the smoke and flames.
It's believed the fire was accidental.
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[8S-Bridge-Fall]


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A Montgomery County construction accident resulted in the death of one man.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./December 28]

The construction worker who fell forty-five feet while working on the "Smart Road" died yesterday afternoon. Thirty-seven year old Wesley Burford had been working inside a concrete support column when he slipped and fell.

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[8E-Alley]


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A Henry County woman was sentenced to dozens of years in prison for the Mother's Day murder of her baby daughter.

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[IN Q=On the charge of ]

((ON THE CHARGE OF FELONY CHILD ABUSE I SENTENCE YOU TO 2-YEARS IN PRISON. ON THE CHARGE OF 2ND DEGREE MURDER I SENTENCE YOU TO 34-YEARS IN PRISON.))
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[OUT Q=34-years in prison.]
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[VO-NAT]


Sharon Denise Alley will spend 36-years behind bars for abusing her infant daughter Brooke and ultimately stabbing her to death.
Attorneys for both sides left the courtroom without comment.
The Commonwealth's Attorney wanted Alley to serve the maximum of 50-years in jail, calling the baby's murder one the of worst he's ever seen.
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[8Herbert-2]


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Help Wanted-- a new Roanoke City Manager..
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Yesterday, Bob Herbert told city council he will resign on April 9th.
After 20 years in Roanoke city administration, he's taking a job at Virginia Tech, working with the center for Organizational and Technological advancement.
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[SOT 00:43:04-tape 1]
[IN Q=Its an opportunity]

((BOB HERBERT/CITY MANAGER; ITS AN OPPORTUNITY THAT'S COME ALONG THAT I THINK WILL ALLOW ME TO WORK IN ROANOKE, AND SPECIFICALLY, TO WORK ON THAT PROJECT THAT HAS BEEN A BIG PART OF MY LIFE, THE CONFERENCE CENTER A THE HOTEL ROANOKE;))
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[OUT Q=at the Hotel Roanoke]
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[VO-NAT]


Herbert will work to develop educational programs at the conference center for government and non-profit organizations.
Assistant City Manager James Ritchie will become acting City Manager when Herbert leaves his post.
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[8E-Volvo]


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Volvo has been talking tough to union workers-- saying if they don't approve a new contract this month, new jobs won't come to Pulaski County.
But union officials expect to reach an agreement with the company.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;]


The local president of the United Auto Workers union released a statement. [pre pro]
It said "We fully understand the company's position ... and every attempt will be made to resolve the outstanding issues" regarding a new labor contract.
The union rejected a proposed contract this weekend.
The sticking points are wages for new workers and health-care benefits.

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Turning to Wednesday's weather outlook--
It'll be a partly sunny day, with variable winds and highs once again reaching the mid and upper 50s.
Partly cloudy with some patchy fog tonight, with lows in the lower 40s.
In the extended forecast...increasing clouds tomorrow, with some showers possible late in the day.
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