[7-Police-Shooting]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-53]
[GRAPHIC=Amherst Police Shooting]

One man is hospitalized after being shot by a state trooper in Amherst county last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]


Authorities say a trooper had tried to pull the man over near the intersection of Route 29 and 130 when he took off, leading police on a short, high- speed chase.
The chase ended when the suspect ditched his car near Seminole Drive and took off on foot.. another trooper pursued him and ordered him to stop.
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[SOT 12:18:27]
[IN Q=The subject]

((CAPT. HOWARD GREGORY/VA STATE POLICE: THE SUBJECT TURNED TOWARD THE TROOPER, MADE A THREATENING GESTURE, AFTER REFUSING TO STOP, THE TROOPER FELT HE WAS IN DANGER AND SHOT, WOUNDING THE INDIVIDUAL.))
[SUPER=01-Howard Gregory/Virginia State Police]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=wounding the individual.]
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[VO-NAT]


The suspect was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital for a wound to his shoulder.
Police spent several hours at the scene early this morning.
The names of the troopers involved and the wounded man have not yet been released.
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[7-81-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=01-07 40:20:02]
[GRAPHIC=81 Accident]

Normal traffic has resumed on Interstate 81 this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


but it was backed up for several miles around the Dixie Caverns exit last night.
One accident led to the second ... and drivers in the southbound lanes paid the price. Some faced backups of three miles.
One of the people involved in the accidents is charged with reckless driving.
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[**WIPE**WIPE**]





[7-BentMtn-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=00-49 1:58:09]
[GRAPHIC=WIPE]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

Another accident tied up traffic last night. Another one resulted in charges of driving under the influence.
This one happened on Bent Mountain Road near Autumn Park Drive. Police say a car was turning into a driveway when a Cadillac - driven by Lonnie Webb of Roanoke - came up behind, hit the car in the rear, then side-swiped it. The drivers of both cars were taken to the hospital, but police say their injuries do not appear life threatening. Webb is charged with D-U-I.
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[7-Rke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-55 1:37:22]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation]

Roanoke police are collecting evidence in an overnight fire they call suspicious.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Fire fighters were called to this home on Dale Avenue around ten last night. They say no one was living in the house at the time. Officials say the occupants were recently evicted.
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[SOT 00:28:35]
[IN Q=Six engine]

((AUDIE FERRIS/ROANOKE FIRE DEPT.: SIX ENGINE WAS THE FIRST TO RESPOND AND THERE WAS SOME FLAMES SHOWING OUT THE BACK WINDOW. ONCE WE GOT ACCESS WE KNOCKED IT OUT THE BACK AND IT'S AN ABANDONED STRUCTURE.))
[SUPER=01-Audie Ferris/Roanoke Fire Department;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=abandoned strucutre.]
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[VO-NAT]

Fire officials say because of the recent evictions, the home was empty. They'll work with police to collect evidence in efforts to help determine the cause.
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[45-Horse-Adoption]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-06 1:06:27]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Wild horses don't just roam the wild west. Yesterday they were at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington.
All the horses were up for adoption, and as Kate Weidaw tells us - there's a lot that goes into training a wild horse.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Lexington;:00]
[SUPER=01-Karen Malloy/Bureau of Land Management; :33]
[SUPER=01-Dave Seay/Horse Gentler; :57]
[SUPER=@Kate2; 1:21]
[RUNS=2:04]
[OUT Q=kw news 7 Lexington.]


((The mustangs may stand still in the pens - but when you try to get them out and loaded onto a trailer - it's another story.
[NAT SOUND HORSE REARING]
[RUNS= 3]


These wild horses are captured from 10 western states, where over population is a problem. They're brought to the east coast each year to be adopted and trained. The starting price for the horses at auction is a-hundred and 25 dollars. But buyers have to meet other requirements before they can take a wild horse home.


[SOT 1:55:05]
[INQ=]

((KAREN MALLOY/BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT: YOU'VE GOT TO HAVE A SMALL PEN WITH A SHELTER YOU CAN NOT PUT THESE HORSES DIRECTLY ON PASTURE UNTIL THEY ARE HALTER BROKEN AND CATCHABLE.))
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[RUNS= 6]


Because the mustangs come directly from the wild - they are not trained.

[SOT 1:55:35]
[INQ=]

((KAREN MALLOY: THEY DON'T LEAD, YOU CAN'T TOUCH THEM AND YOU CAN'T PICK UP THEIR FEET AND YOU HAVE TO TRAIN THEM EVERYTHING A HORSE NEEDS TO KNOW TO SURVIVE IN HUMAN CULTURE.))
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[RUNS= 7]


Trainer David Seay has 20-years of experience - learning from wild horses.

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((DAVE SEAY/HORSE GENTLER: BASICALLY I TRIED TO FIGURE OUT HOW THEY RESPOND TO THINGS AND IT CAME DOWN TO LEARNING HOW THEY CONTROL EACH OTHERS FEET.))
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[RUNS= 6]


Seay says it takes time... and patience... to teach a horse to overcome its fears.
[NAT SOUND 2:07:52]
[RUNS= 8]


But the best advice Seay has for handlers is to give the horse choices, for example - when you're trying to put a saddle on it.

[SOT 2:07:02]
[INQ=]

((DAVE SEAY: IF YOU PUT IT ON ITS EARS, HE'S PROBABLY NOT GOING TO LIKE IT, IF YOU PUT IT ON ITS BUTT IT'S PROBABLY NOT GOING TO LIKE IT EITHER BUT IF YOU GIVE HIM THESE TWO CHOICES AND THEN PUT IT ON HIS BACK HE'LL SAY I LIKE IT A LOT BETTER.))
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[RUNS= 10]


Getting the horse to lay down is the most challenging because that's when it feels most vulnerable. But with a little practice Seay says any horse can do it.

[SOT 2:06:29]
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((DAVE SEAY: I USED TO MAKE HORSES DO THINGS THE OLD WAY AND I'VE LEARNED TO ASK THEM TO DO THINGS.))
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[RUNS= 8]


And once these animals are trained, experts say they are some of the best mustangs for herding cattle and walking trails. Kate Weidaw News 7 Lexington.))





[8-Police-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-]
[GRAPHIC=Amherst Police Shooting]


A man remains in the hospital with a gunshot wound--
A state trooper shot the suspected drunk driver in Amherst county late late night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]


Authorities say a trooper had tried to pull the man over near the intersection of Route 29 and 130 when he took off, leading police on a short, high- speed chase.
The chase ended when the suspect ditched his car near Seminole Drive and took off on foot.. another trooper pursued him and ordered him to stop.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:18:27]
[IN Q=The subject]

((CAPT. HOWARD GREGORY/VA STATE POLICE: THE SUBJECT TURNED TOWARD THE TROOPER, MADE A THREATENING GESTURE, AFTER REFUSING TO STOP, THE TROOPER FELT HE WAS IN DANGER AND SHOT, WOUNDING THE INDIVIDUAL.))
[SUPER=01-Howard Gregory/Virginia State Police]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=wounding the individual.]
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[VO-NAT]


The suspect was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital for a wound to his shoulder.
Police spent several hours at the scene early this morning.
The names of the troopers involved and the wounded man have not yet been released.
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[8-Four-Wheeler]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=00-54 1:32:55]
[GRAPHIC=None]


An A-T-V flips over..leaving two people in the hospital.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]

It happened on private property in Pittsylvania County. One woman had to be airlifted.
Rescue crews responded to the call around 7 - after someone discovered the man and woman in the woods near Hunter's Lane. Authorities say it appears the driver lost control of the all terrain vehicle and flipped... possibly landing on one of the patients.
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[8-Foster's-Knob]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=00-51 2:04:41]
[GRAPHIC=Forest Fire]


Meanwhile, an A-T-V is blamed for a forest fire atop Foster's Knob in Botetourt County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Saturday]

The fire started Saturday afternoon. At last report, it was still burning but almost out. The Virginia Department of Forestry says around 15 acres burned.... and that an all-terrain-vehicle sparked the blaze.

Forestry department officials say if the driver of the A-T-V is located - he or she may face charges. Authorities expect the fire will be completely out very shortly.
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[8-Rke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-55 1:37:22]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation]


Evidence collection will soon be under way at the scene of a suspicious fire in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Fire fighters were called to this home on Dale Avenue around ten last night. They say no one was living in the house at the time. Officials say the occupants were recently evicted.
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[SOT 00:28:35]
[IN Q=Six engine]

((AUDIE FERRIS/ROANOKE FIRE DEPT.: SIX ENGINE WAS THE FIRST TO RESPOND AND THERE WAS SOME FLAMES SHOWING OUT THE BACK WINDOW. ONCE WE GOT ACCESS WE KNOCKED IT OUT THE BACK AND IT'S AN ABANDONED STRUCTURE.))
[SUPER=01-Audie Ferris/Roanoke Fire Department;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=abandoned strucutre.]
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[VO-NAT]

Fire officials say because of the recent evictions, the home was empty. They'll work with police to collect evidence in efforts to help determine the cause. (------------)