[7-11Chase-Fatal]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-19 23:20]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


One Franklin County teen is sitting in jail this morning for driving recklessly in a high speeed police chase and taking the life of his friend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Police say 18 year old Josh Fralin had been drinking this past weekend when he led an officer on a high speed chase, then veered off the road into a ditch.
His 16 year old passenger died.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=Legal Scales]


Fralin is charged with two felonies-- manslaughter and failing to stop for police.
He's in jail without bond until a hearing Friday.

[7-11Jackson]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-15 TC38:02]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]



The trial continues today for Brian Jackson who has been charged in a Roanoke boardinghouse fire that killed 6 people two years ago.
Yesterday, prosecutors offered testimony that Jackson played a part in planning the Church Avenue fire.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


His lawyers told a Roanoke jury they don't know who set the rooming house fire two years ago, but it wasn't the 22-year old Patrick Henry High School graduate.
A man described as his "running buddy," Jay Clements, says otherwise.
Clements testified that Jackson paid a crack addict called T-Bird to buy gasoline that was used to fuel the fire.

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[SOT 3:00:00]
[IN Q=Brian had gave]

((BRIAN HAD GAVE T-BIRD THE CRACK AND A COUPLE OF DOLLARS TO BUY THE GAS. BRIAN SAID HE WANTED THE HOUSE BURNED DOWN.))
[SUPER=01-Michael "Jay" Clements/Arson Co-Defendant]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=burned down.]
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[V/O-NAT]
Clements is serving a 25-year sentence for arson.
The defense made attempts to discredit his testimony by reciting different versions of what Clements has told others.
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[7-11Crystal-Spring]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=00-]
[GRAPHIC=Water Quality]


Roanoke City's Crystal Spring water source will not be in operation until a new filtration system can be built to treat the water.
A recent test of the raw water at that plant showed coliform bacteria.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]


None of the treated drinking water had any traces of e-coli.
The multi-million dollar filtration system is scheduled to be built in the next 18 months.
The Crystal Spring plant supplies 20-percent of the city's water, mainly to South and Southwest Roanoke.
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[7-11Gun-Locks]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-16 TC52:38]
[GRAPHIC=Gun Safety]


The Roanoke Police Department is taking measures again to make our city streets safer..
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The latest statistics show an average of 14 kids are killed everyday by guns.
The Roanoke Police Department and the National Sports Shooting Foundation hope to lower that number.
Over the next nine days... police will be giving away 15- hundred gun safety locks.
The devices are provided by the foundation.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:24:14]
[IN Q=Our ultimate ]

((BUTCH STEAHLY/ROANOKE POLICE DEPT.: OUR ULTIMATE GOAL IS TO SAVE LIVES, REALLY CHILDREN'S LIVES, BECAUSE YOU READ TOO MUCH ABOUT CHILDREN DYING BY GETTING A HOLD OF A GUN AND THAT'S WHAT THIS IS FOR.))
[SUPER=01-Butch Steahly/Roanoke Police Department;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=is for.]
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[VO-NAT]


To receive a safety device-- you must sit through a short presentation on gun safety.
It's being offered between seven and nine P-M at the Villa Heights Recreation Center tomorrow.
Three other programs are also scheduled in the coming days.
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[7WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=Drew]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=pev]
[TAPE#none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Taking a break from the news to check the forecast...
Sunny and pleasant with highs in the mid 70s....clear overnight with light winds and lows cooling into the upper 40s.
Looking ahead to the end of the week.....



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[45-11Chase-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-19 23:20]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


After leading police on high- speed chase that killed his friend, a Franklin County teenager spent the night behind bars.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Police say 18 year old Josh Fralin had been drinking when he led an officer on a high speed chase, then veered off the road into a ditch.
His 16 year old passenger died.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=Legal Scales]


Fralin is charged with two felonies-- manslaughter and failing to stop for police.
He's in jail without bond until a hearing Friday.

[45-11Adult-Home]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Some assisted care residents in Narrows are having to look for a new place to live.
The MacArther House is shutting down--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Narrows;]


24 residents at the facility will have to find new housing or move in with family.
Princeton Memorial Hospital in West Virginia owns the home.
It says it's losing about 20-thousand dollars a month maintaining the old building.
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[BUMP SOTS]
[IN Q=We don't like ]
[SUPER=01-Patrick Smith/Hospital President; :00 QUICK!]
[SUPER=01-Pam McDaniel/MacArthur Home Resident; :07]
[SOT 14:18 - :23]

((PATRICK SMITH/HOSPITAL PRESIDENT: WE DON'T LIKE DOING THIS. THIS IS NOT EASY FOR US. BUT IT'S A NECESSARY EVIL IN THE BUSINESS.))
[sot 7:24 - :34]

((PAM MCDANIEL/RESIDENT: WE HAVE A JOKE GOING ON AROUND HERE... I'VE GOT AN ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR. I SAID, WELL, IF THEY LOCK THE DOORS, I'M JUST GOING TO GO OUT IN THE PARKING LOT AND STAY.))
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=parking lot and stay.]
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[VO-NAT]


The hospital is building a new home that opens in a year.
Patients from MacArthur House will get first preference.
In the meantime, the home is helping them find a place to live and says it will stay open until they do.
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[45-11Tobacco-Settlement]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco-Settlement]


At least 10- percent of Virginia's tobacco settlement money will go toward preventing kids from picking up the habit.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


But by its eighth meeting, the Virginia Tobacco Settlement Foundation is still NOT sure how to spend 400 million dollars to get that message out.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 15:10:16]
[IN Q=Let's be]

((CHERYL WISE/ANTI-SMOKING ADVOCATE: LET'S BE EXAMPLES... SHOW SOMEONE LIKE MY HUSBAND THAT'S ON AN I-V EVERYDAY...LET'S USE THEM AS EXAMPLES.))
[SUPER=01-Cheryl Wise/Anti-Smoking Advocate;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=them as examples.]
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[VO-NAT]


Health advocates and a tobacco company executive went head to head.
A Brown and Williamson vice president says health messages don't get through to teens.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 15:36:32]
[IN Q=They listen]

((CORKY NEWTON/BROWN & WILLIAMSON TOBACCO: THEY LISTEN TO WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN 20 OR 30 YEARS DOWN THE ROAD... BUILD SOCIAL SKILLS.))
[SUPER=01-Corky Newton/Brown & Williamson Tobacco;]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=social skills.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The commission finally allocated its first half million dollars yesterday.
It will go to continue A-B-C agent sting operations on stores that sell tobacco.
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[45WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=Drew]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=pev]
[TAPE#none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Time again to see what today's forecast holds...
Lots of sunshine with warmer highs in the mid 70s.
Clear tonight with lows in the mid and upper 40s.
Looking ahead to the end of the week.....



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[8-Evangel-Church]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The Evangel Foursquare Church in Roanoke hopes they will be able to build a new church and day care center in Roanoke County.
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[VO-NAT tape #1]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

But last night during a public hearing on the proposal residents were saying not in my neighborhood. Many are concerned the proposed site at the intersection of Franklin Road and Indian Grave Road will not be able to handle the extra traffic caused by the church.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:49:14 TAPE #2]
[IN Q=the road]

((MICHELLE BERRY/CLEARBROOK RESIDENT: THE ROAD IS NOT IN GOOD CONDITION THERE ARE CRACKS IN THE SIDE OF THE ROAD THE DRAIN DITCH DOES NOT HAVE THE ABILITY TO HANDLE THE RAIN WATER.))
[SUPER=01-Michelle Berry/Clearbrook Resident]
[RUNS=8]
[OUT Q=rain water.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Church officials say they are willing to help pay for some road repairs. Others were concerned about what the church would do with the extra land. Out of the 42 point 6 acres only 6 acres will be taken up by the church.
[SOT 21:00:08 TAPE #2]
[INQ=The reason]

((CHRISTOPHER STICKROD/ASSISTANT PASTOR: THE REASON WE SAY WE ONLY WANT TO DEVELOP WHERE THE BUILDINGS ARE BECAUSE WE WANT TO USE THE REST OF THE AREAS AS A PLACE TO WORSHIP, ENJOY NATURE.))
[SUPER=01-Christopher Stickrod/Assistant Pastor]
[RUNS=16]
[OUTQ=enjoy nature.]



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[VO-NAT TAPE #3]

The Roanoke County Planning Commission voted unanimously to pass a favorable vote to the Board of Supervisors who will look at the proposal in two weeks.
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[8-11Gun-Locks]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-16 TC52:38]
[GRAPHIC=Gun Safety]


The Roanoke Police Department is going the extra mile to save lives.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Statistics show an average of 14 kids are killed everyday by guns.
The Roanoke Police Department and the National Sports Shooting Foundation hope to lower that number.
Over the next nine days... police will be giving away 15- hundred gun safety locks.
The devices are provided by the foundation.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:24:14]
[IN Q=Our ultimate ]

((BUTCH STEAHLY/ROANOKE POLICE DEPT.: OUR ULTIMATE GOAL IS TO SAVE LIVES, REALLY CHILDREN'S LIVES, BECAUSE YOU READ TOO MUCH ABOUT CHILDREN DYING BY GETTING A HOLD OF A GUN AND THAT'S WHAT THIS IS FOR.))
[SUPER=01-Butch Steahly/Roanoke Police Department;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=is for.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


To receive a safety device-- you must sit through a short presentation on gun safety.
It's being offered between seven and nine P-M at the Villa Heights Recreation Center tomorrow.
Three other programs are also scheduled in the coming days.
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[8-11Debt-Club]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-05 TC1:50:04]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Wouldn't it be a dream come true to have all of your bills taken off your hands?
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


This flyer from the Debt Payment Club promises all that and more.
But the club is really a scam.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=This is something]

((THIS IS SOMETHING, OBVIOUSLY WHAT IT'S PROMISING IS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, I MEAN WHO'S GOING TO PAY OFF YOUR MORTGAGE FOR YOU AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO PAY IT BACK? COME ON, WE'D ALL BE SINGING UP AND KNOCKING THE DOOR DOWN TO DO IT.))
[SUPER=01-Julie Wheeler/Better Business Bureau ]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q= down to do it.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Thirteen complaints have been filed against the Debt Payment Club.
They range from false advertising to employing illegal pyramid schemes.
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[8WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=Drew]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=pev]
[TAPE#none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Before we wrap up this morning...here's a final check on weather.
Sunny with northeasterly winds and highs in the mid 70s.
Clear skies tonight with lows in the mid and upper 40s.
The five day forecast is calling for...



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