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Fire burns hundreds of acres of brush on Fort Lewis Mountain... flames coming too close for comfort for residents. A live report coming right up on NEWS 7 at SIX.
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And a LIVE report from Vinton where they're still trying to figure out why the roof collapsed on the county health department building.

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In sports, you can bet the Hokies give a hoot about the Owls after last year, we will hear from Tech, the Red Sox Pedro Martinez is forever Cy Young today
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and racing hearts all over the country are heavy with the passing of Clay Earles, one of the fathers of NASCAR.
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The cold forecast was certainly in place today. Winds may diminish a bit tonight and you may get a sneak peak at a meteor shower. Details ahead. [open]
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Nervous residents watch firefighters battle the flames and the elements .. as Fort Lewis Mountain keeps burning.
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

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They've been at it since 9:30 last night, and the work is far from over.
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The fire is burning along the slopes of Fort Lewis Mountain, in the hills a few miles west of Salem.
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Firefighters from ten departments and the Virginia Department of Foresty are fighting the brush fire ... that's now burned between 500 and 700 acres.
Dry brush and strong winds are feeding the flames, and worrying nearby homeowners.
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Scott Goldberg is at the firefighters' command center tonight.[Homeowners]


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The fire may affect your visibility if you drive along Interstate 81 in the Salem area.
V-DOT urges you to use extra caution between Route 419 and the Wildwood Road exit.

Special message boards are in place along 81 with updated information. [First-Wx]


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It could be that the problem won't go away until the winds die down.
Let's see what Meteorologist Robin Reed has to say about all this.
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Structural engineers are still assessing the damage to the Roanoke County Health Department office in Vinton.
Part of the roof collapsed yesterday afternoon.
Late today town officials brought in a powerful vacuum truck to help with that effort.
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Joe Dashiell is on Pollard Street where the work continues tonight.
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The head of one of Virginia's most troubled agencies stepped down today-- in a tearful, surprise announcement to his management staff.
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Juvenile Justice Director Gerald Glenn couldn't continue because of emotion.
Through his secretary, the Governor reluctantly accepted the resignation.
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((GARY ARONHOLT/SECRETARY OF PUBLIC SAFETY: I WOULD THINK IT IS GOING TO HAVE A SUBSTANTIAL IMPACT ON MORALE... A SHOCK TO THE AGENCY.))
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Glenn has been under fire by the Governor's own appointed board for a controversial discipline technique to be used on juvenile inmates.
That board "de-certified" the state's largest juvenile prison last week, blaming mismanagement.
In a written statement, Governor Gilmore praised Glenn for "great dedication and selfless commitment."
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Efforts to widen a major roadway... other than the Interstate highway. Details still ahead on News 7 at 6.
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And as more subdivisions take over rural land, hunters come up against homeowners. One county hunts for a solution.
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Today is the second day of general firearms season. So far there haven't been any hunting accidents reported. But the idea of hunting game in a suburban neighborhood is drawing fire in Botetourt County -- where some people want to ban hunting in subdivisions. Tina Tenret explains.
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Dennis Crowder wants to show you something he's proud of: two big buck he just shot in his backyard.
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See, Crowder owns 75 acres in a Troutville subdivision. He resents people who tell him he can't hunt on his own land.
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Meanwhile, a few miles away, Jerry Payne comes home to find someone's thrown a log through his window. Payne is leading the push to outlaw hunting in subdivisions. In fact, he was arguing to county supervisors when this crime occurred.
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Payne's a hunter himself, but he thinks safety comes first. His neighbor built a tree stand 180 yards from Payne's house.
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((A BULLET DOESN'T RESPECT A WALL OR WINDOW OR ANYTHING ELSE. WE DON'T KNOW WHEN WE'RE SAFE AND WHEN WE'RE NOT. WE DRIVE IN AND OUT ON A PUBLIC ROAD, IN AND OUT OF THIS DEVELOPMENT AND AT THAT POINT TOO YOU'RE IN DANGER.))
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((COUNTY SUPERVISORS SAY MOST OF THE PEOPLE THEY'VE TALKED TO WANT TO BE ABLE TO DO ANYTHING THEY WANT ON THEIR LAND AND THEY DO NOT WANT MORE LAWS. THE COUNTY HAS APPOINTED A GROUP TO DISCUSS THIS ISSUE AND IT MEETS FRIDAY. TINA TENRET NEWS7 BOTETOURT COUNTY))
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Botetourt County Supervisors are tackling a second issue ... the time it takes a wrecker to reach an accident on Interstate 81.
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State police give wreckers an hour to reach the big accidents. But a V-DOT representative urged the county to cut that in half.
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Such an ordinance would include new rules on tow truck insurance and equipment. But tow truck drivers say they may not fix the problem.
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County supervisors are considering the V-DOT proposal. State police say they've also sent a different set of guidelines to the attorney general's office for review.
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Interest rates went up a little today ... stocks went up a lot. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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The Dow climbed 172 points. Another record high for NASDAQ, up 73 and a half.
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If you've ever experienced the frustration of driving on Route 501 through central Virginia, help may be on the way.
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Most of the 120- mile stretch between I-81 and the North Carolina line is a twisting, two- lane highway, filled with slow- moving trucks.
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But Halifax delegate Ted Bennett wants to do something about that.
Bennett today kicked off a petition drive for residents who want state road money spent on widening Route 501 to four lanes.
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Bennett estimates the cost of widening the road just between South Boston and Rustburg would be about 160 million dollars.
Supporters hope to collect several thousand signatures to send to Richmond before the next General Assembly.
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Clay Earles, one of the leading pioneers in all of NASCAR, passes away today, we will look back on his celebrated life, Roanoke native K.J. Hippensteel is in the national tennis spotlight
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and the second ranked Virginia Tech Hokies look to ground the Owls Saturday, especially after last year.
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One of NASCAR's founding fathers died today at the age of 86. Back in 1997, News 7 Sports had the opportunity to visit with Clay Earles and look back at the humble roots of the multi-million dollar complex that is the Martinsville Speedway today.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies should not have a problem staying focused on the task at hand this week.
This Saturday they travel to Philadelphia for a date with the Temple Owls.
Remember them...
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The Baseball Writers of America made Boston Red Sox ace Pedro Martinez the unanimous choice for the American League Cy Young award.
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Martinez was 23 and 4 this past season with a two point .07 ERA. He joins Randy Johnson and Gaylord Perry as the only three pitchers to win the award in both leagues. He lead the AL with 313 strike outs. The 28 year old is the fourth pitcher to win the American League Cy Young award unanimously.
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Roanoke native and college tennis phenom K.J. Hippensteel is making national head lines once again.
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This Week's edition of Sports Illustrated tips off the college basketball season with Auburn's Chris Porter going up for a slam.
Hippensteel is dunking his tennis competition as well. He makes an appearance this week in the faces in the crowd section. The Stanford sophomore is recognized for beating University of Virginia star Brian Vahaly to win the Reebok/ITA All-American Championships.
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It's been almost a week since Vinton's Police Department was left without a chief or a lieutenant.
Tonight - the town moves toward resolution.
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Jean Jadhon is in the newsroom with details.
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Keith - after more than 2 decades of service -
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[vo-nat] [foutz-99-50 18:29] Police Chief Ricky Foutz and Lieutenant William Brown Jr. suddenly retired amid an investigation of the police department by a special grand jury.
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Tonight - town council meets to find a long-term answer to filling this big void.
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We'll have the details from the meeting tonight, on News 7 at 11.


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