[7-E-460-Ax]

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Things are almost back to normal at the Roanoke County intersection blocked yesterday by an overturned fuel tanker.

Traffic is moving through the U-S 460- Alternate 220 intersection, though one northbound lane of Cloverdale Road is still closed.
Kate Weidaw has more on the accident.
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((As this tanker truck turned off of 460 west in Roanoke County onto Cloverdale Road the driver lost control and flipped the rig on it's top. As a result a gash in the side of the tank leaked over 2000 gallons of diesel fuel into the ground and down a storm drain. That led the fuel to Glade Creek--water that is used for livestock, not drinking water. Officials set up dams to catch the fuel.

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((JOEY STUMP/ROANOKE CT. FIRE DEPT.: WHAT WE PUT IS A UNDER FLOW DAM IN THE CREEK WHICH ALLOWS THE WATER TO FLOW AND WILL STOP THE PETROLEUM PRODUCT AND THEN WE CAN COME BACK AND CATCH THE PRODUCT OFF THE TOP OF THE STREAM.))
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Meanwhile back on 460 officials had to close off part of the roadway --VDOT crews re-routed rush hour traffic. The driver of the tanker walked away with only minor injuries but was charged with reckless driving. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke County.))
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[7-E-Fairlawn-Fire]


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Fire heavily damaged a Fairlawn apartment building last night.
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Fire fighters were called to Fairview Apartments on Madison Street around seven.
When they arrived-- flames and smoke were pouring from the building.
The blaze destroyed one unit and caused smoke and water damage to the surrounding apartments.
No one was injured.
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[7-S-Franklin-Drugs]
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Franklin County authorities have cracked down on drug dealers allegedly selling drugs to high schoolers.
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The sting operation started in March. More than 20 people were charged with theft and drug trafficking. Deputies say lake residents complained as well as some people in Rocky Mount. They characterized the deals as "medium sized."
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Blacksburg police are hoping a composite sketch on the internet can track down the man suspected in ten reports of indecent exposure and sexual assault over the last two months.
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The suspect is described as a white man, 18 to 24 years old, 6 feet tall. He's said to have an average build and "usually" has some facial hair. [Take Webwatch GFX]
For a direct link to Blacksburg police information, visit our home page at w-d-b-j-7-dot.com and click on "Webwatch."
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[7-Deer-Decoy]


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A Wythe County sheriff's deputy was fired this weekend for trying to kill a deer that turned out to be a "decoy".

A Game Warden arrested 23-year old Todd Allen Davis of Hiwassee on Friday for allegedly using a spotlight in an attempt to kill a deer.
Sheriff Kermit Osborne fired Davis after learning about the charge.
He says Davis was a new hire, who was still enrolled in the police academy.

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Here's a look now at your Wednesday forecast...
Expect a sunny and breezy day with temperatures reaching the upper 60s.
Tonight will be clear with light winds.
Lows around 40.

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[45-E-Ritchie]


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When the new Roanoke City Manager takes over in January, acting city manager Jim Ritchie says he expects the transition to be smooth.
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Ritchie wanted to become Bob Herbert's permanent replacement, but he says he's looking forward to working with Darlene Burcham.
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((I'VE KNOWN DARLENE BURCHAM FOR SEVERAL YEARS AND SHE IS A VERY CAPABLE AND INTELLIGENT ADMINISTRATOR AND I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH HER HERE IN THE CITY.))
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Ritchie has worked for the city for over 24 years, and he plans to continue as assistant city manager.
Diane Akers, who stepped into Ritchie's position will resume her duties as budget administrator once Burcham is on board.

[45-Edwards]


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Just days before the 99 elections, State Senator John Edwards picks up an endorsement from a group of black leaders.
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The Reverend Carl Tinsley led a small group to City Hall yesterday.
Tinsley praised Edwards for his leadership and endorsed his reelection bid.
He also accused Edwards' opponent of running deceptive T-V ads.
One of those ads included a picture of Tinsley.
Republican William Fralin's campaign apologized for what it called Tinsley's "unintentional" appearance in the spot ... and the campaign distributed new ads to T-V stations.
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[45-E-SML-Meeting]


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Residents at Smith Mountain lake hope to construct a retirement community in the next couple of years, they also want to see an end to this.
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Some say motorboats with high horsepower engines are too loud, so they want a noise law.
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((THIS RENTAL HOUSE, THEY ALLOW PEOPLE TO COME IN THERE AND RUN BOATS WITH LARGE HORSEPOWER ENGINES. IF YOU'VE EVER HEARD A THOUSAND OR 1500 HORSEPOWER ENGINE START UP AT SEVEN IN THE MORNING TO GO FISHING, IT'S A LITTLE ANNOYING.))
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In the past, game wardens have said a noise law would be too hard to enforce on the water. Meanwhile, residents are also planning a retirement home along with a 24-hour medical facility.
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[45-E-Disabled-Access]


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In Lynchburg disabled resident say how are they suppose to fight city hall when they can't even get inside?
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Robert Bennett heads up Access Unlimited, a group that's offered to help local governments comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Bennett had to maneuver down a steep sidewalk to get in the side door of City Hall for last night's city council meeting.
He says disabled people face difficulties like that every day.
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((ROBERT BENNETT/DISABLED ADVOCATE: SOME BUILDINGS IT'S INACCESSIBLE, YOU KNOW, IF WE HAVE TO GO TO THE RESTROOM WE CAN'T BECAUSE THE DOORWAYS ARE TOO NARROW.))
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Bennett is also pushing to make sure the city's new Social Services building on Commerce Street is completely handicapped accessible.
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[45Weather]


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Taking a moment now to check the mid- week forecast...
Sunny and breezy today, with highs in the mid to upper 60s.
Staying clear overnight, with lows in the upper 30s.
And looking ahead to the next five days....sunshine lingering through Friday...with a slight chance of showers on Sunday.
Highs in the 60s...lows in the 40s.
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[8-E-Lake-Meeting]


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Smith Mountain Lake residents met last night to discuss the future development of their community. Tina Tenret brings us up to date on what's new on the water.
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(( Retirees at Smith Mountain Lake want a place to call home in their twilight years. They hope to start building an assisted living facility within two years.
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((TOM SMITH: IT'S BEEN A CONCERN OF PEOPLE AT THE LAKE THAT AS THEY AGE THEY WON'T BE ABLE TO KEEP UP THEIR PRESENT HOMES AT THE LAKE. THEY WANT A COMMUNITY IN THE AREA THAT PEOPLE CAN MOVE TO AND MAINTAIN THEIR FRIENDS AND THE CHURCH THEY GO TO.))
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About 80 residents filled a town meeting, saying roads like Route 122 need to be widened for safety. They also want architectural guidelines for new businesses and a cap on billboards.
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((THEY DETRACT AS YOU RIDE ALONG FROM THE BEAUTY OF THE FARM, THE MOUNTAINS AND ALL THE REASONS WE CAME HERE.))
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Residents also want a noise law to muzzle the muscle boats. Tina Tenret News7.))

[8-E-Ritchie]


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Roanoke's new city manager takes over this January and the acting City Manager says he expects a good working relationship with the woman chosen to lead the city.
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Jim Ritchie wanted to become Bob Herbert's permanent replacement, but he says he's looking forward to working with Darlene Burcham.
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((I'VE KNOWN DARLENE BURCHAM FOR SEVERAL YEARS AND SHE IS A VERY CAPABLE AND INTELLIGENT ADMINISTRATOR AND I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH HER HERE IN THE CITY.))
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Ritchie has worked for the city for over 24 years, and he plans to continue as assistant city manager.
Diane Akers, who stepped into Ritchie's position will resume her duties as budget administrator once Burcham is on board.

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He is suspected in ten reports of indecent exposure and sexual assault over the last two months.
Now, Blacksburg police hope a composite sketch on the Internet will help find the suspect.
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[Take FS Graphic]
The suspect is described as a white man, 18 to 24 years old, 6 feet tall. He's said to have an average build and "usually" has some facial hair. [Take Webwatch GFX]
For a direct link to Blacksburg police information, visit our home page at w-d-b-j-7-dot.com and click on "Webwatch."
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[8-E-Fairlawn-Fire]


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An apartment building in Fairlawn was heavily damaged by fire last night.
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Fire fighters were called to Fairview Apartments on Madison Street around seven.
When they arrived-- flames and smoke were pouring from the building.
The blaze destroyed one unit and caused smoke and water damage to the surrounding apartments.
No one was injured.
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[8Weather]


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Time again to look at today's forecast...
Sunny and breezy with temperatures warming into the upper 60s this afternoon.
Clear skies overnight, with lows in the upper 30s.
The extended outlook is dry through the end of the work week...with showers possible by Halloween.
Highs in the 60s...lows in the 40s.

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