[7-Pulaski-Domestic]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-12 TC-34:44]
[GRAPHIC=none]

A domestic dispute in Pulaski yesterday led to gunshots - but no injuries.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski;]


Police responded to the home of Michael and Theresa Ayers on 8th Sreet around 5 o'clock.
Theresa fled the residence to call 9-1-1, saying her husband fired a gun at least three times.
Authorities made several attempts to contact the 34-year-old subject still believed to be in the house, but a short while later he showed up in his car.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT20:44:27]
[IN Q=THE SUBJECT]

((CHIEF GARY ROCHE/TOWN OF PULASKI; THE SUBJECT WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY HE'LL BE TAKEN BEFORE A MAGISTRATE AND DEPENDNG WHETHER HE MAKES BOND OR NOT OR THEY HOLD HIM HE'LL HAS HIS FIRST COURT APPEARANCE FOR ARRAIGNMENT SOMETIME IN THE FUTURE))
[SUPER=01-Gary Roche/Pulaski Police Chief;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=THE FUTURE]
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[VO-NAT]


Michael Ayers faces a felony charge of discharging a firearm.
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[7-Roanoke-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=slo]
[TAPE#=01-25 TC-04:26]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]

D-U-I charges are pending against the driver of a pickup truck that hit another truck last night.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The accident happened around nine-thirty at the corner of Orange Avenue and Williamson Road. Police say the driver of a large brown pickup ran a red light and collided with another truck. Officers say the driver of the brown truck had been drinking. The man was arrested, but has not yet been charged with D-U-I.
All of the people involved in the accident were taken to the hospital.
There is no word yet on their conditions.
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[7-Osborne-Hotel]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-11 TC-48:12]
[GRAPHIC=none]

A Grayson County motel ordered to close down four months ago is now back in business.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Independence/December 2000]

In December-- the state ordered the owners of the Osborne Motel in Independence to close their entire complex after failing to fix their water system. Officials say the motel has since reconnected to the town's water system and earlier this month received its state permit after health officials found NO sewer leaks. At one time, the motel was regarded as some of the worst migrant farm- worker housing in the state.
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[7-Lee-Hospital]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-17 TC-11:17]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Four people are expected to bid on a bankrupt hospital next week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pennington Gap/File Tape;]

Lee County Community Hospital is being sold through federal bankruptcy court in an effort to restructure for the future. The hospital declared bankruptcy after it became the victim of a corruption scheme that cost it seven million dollars


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[7-Milk-Prices]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Some major supermarket chains in the Commonwealth aren't milking the price of dairy anymore - but smaller competitors aren't happy about it.
The price cuts for milk are possible because the state Milk Commission decided earlier this year to temporarily lift price regulations that had been in effect since 1978.
Some supermarkets are selling milk at less than cost to bring customers into stores.
So in some parts of Virginia, you can buy a gallon of milk for up to a dollar less than a gallon before the change.

[45-Tax-Return]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-15 - TC20:25]
[GRAPHIC=Taxes]

Todays the day for taxes -you have until midnight to file.
The I-R-S predicts 26 million returns will be postmarked or electronically filed today, so if you're still not done, your hardly alone.
If you still have some work to do, Kate Weidaw has some tips that could help out.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I want to remind...]
[SUPER=01-Bayla Sussman/H&R Block;:00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:11]
[SUPER=@Kate1;1:14]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=kw news7 Roanoke.]



(([SOT 1:07:29]
[INQ=]

((BAYLA SUSSMAN/H & R BLOCK: I WANT TO REMIND EVERYBODY IT'S APRIL 16TH IT'S TIME COME ON IN GET YOUR TAXES DONE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 8]


It's Bayla Sussman's favorite time of year.... tax season.
[NAT SOUND OF HER TALKING TO CLIENTS]
[RUNS= 4]


H and R Block kept its doors open Sunday for tax payers to get their taxes filed before heading back to work on Monday. But Sussman says for those who want to push the deadline, make sure you bring in ALL of your forms.

[SOT 1:02:47]
[INQ=]

((BAYLA SUSSMAN: WE WANT THEM TO BRING IN ANY W2'S ANY BANK STATEMENTS, STATEMENTS OF MORTGAGE INTEREST IF THEY HAVE IT.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 7]


But what if you want extra time to fill out your tax forms... Sussman says you'll have to file for an extension and still pay the government what you owe them.

[SOT 1:04:20]
[INQ=]

((BAYLA SUSSMAN: WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO TO EXTEND IS BALL PARK YOUR RETURN THEN DO THE EXTENSION AND YOU'LL HAVE THE TIME TO FINE TUNE TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ALL THE DETAILS IN PLACE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 10]


If you're filing your taxes on your own don't forget the post office still has extra forms in case you forgot one... and will be extending its hours Monday.
[NAT HIT OF MAIL BOX DOOR CLOSING]
[RUNS= 2]


[STANDUP 1:27:09]
[INQ=]

((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: IF YOU PLAN ON MAILING YOUR TAX RETURN YOU HAVE TO MAKE SURE IT'S POST MARKED BY MIDNIGHT ON MONDAY. H AND R BLOCK EVEN SUGGESTS SENDING IT BY CERTIFIED MAIL SO YOU KNOW IT GETS THERE. KATE WEIDAW NEWS 7 ROANOKE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 12]))






[45-Pulaski-Domestic]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-12 TC-34:44]
[GRAPHIC=none]

A Pulaski man fired a gun during a domestic dispute yesterday - and now faces firearms charges.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski;]


Police responded to the home of Michael and Theresa Ayers on 8th Sreet around 5 o'clock.
Theresa fled the residence to call 9-1-1, saying her husband fired a gun at least three times.
Authorities made several attempts to contact the 34-year-old subject still believed to be in the house, but a short while later he showed up in his car.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT20:44:27]
[IN Q=THE SUBJECT]

((CHIEF GARY ROCHE/TOWN OF PULASKI; THE SUBJECT WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY HE'LL BE TAKEN BEFORE A MAGISTRATE AND DEPENDNG WHETHER HE MAKES BOND OR NOT OR THEY HOLD HIM HE'LL HAS HIS FIRST COURT APPEARANCE FOR ARRAIGNMENT SOMETIME IN THE FUTURE))
[SUPER=01-Gary Roche/Pulaski Police Chief;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=THE FUTURE]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Michael Ayers faces a felony charge of discharging a firearm.
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[8-Allen-China]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=George Allen]

Senator George Allen says U-S relations with China are unsettled after the spy plane showdown. The Bush administration is likely to face a decision this summer whether to extend trade benefits to China for another year because China's efforts to get in the World Trade Organization have bogged down.
Allen also said the incident has not changed his support for a plan to sell an anti-missile radar system to Taiwan.

President Bush is expected to decide on that issue later this month.


[8-Pulaski-Domestic]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-12 TC-34:44]
[GRAPHIC=none]


An argument between a married couple leads to gunfire in Pulaski--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski;]


Police responded to the home of Michael and Theresa Ayers on 8th Sreet around 5 o'clock.
Theresa fled the residence to call 9-1-1, saying her husband fired a gun at least three times.
Authorities made several attempts to contact the 34-year-old subject still believed to be in the house, but a short while later he showed up in his car.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT20:44:27]
[IN Q=THE SUBJECT]

((CHIEF GARY ROCHE/TOWN OF PULASKI; THE SUBJECT WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY HE'LL BE TAKEN BEFORE A MAGISTRATE AND DEPENDNG WHETHER HE MAKES BOND OR NOT OR THEY HOLD HIM HE'LL HAS HIS FIRST COURT APPEARANCE FOR ARRAIGNMENT SOMETIME IN THE FUTURE))
[SUPER=01-Gary Roche/Pulaski Police Chief;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=THE FUTURE]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Michael Ayers faces a felony charge of discharging a firearm.
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[8-Osborne-Hotel]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-11 TC-48:12]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Four months after the state closed it down, a Grayson county motel that serves migrant workers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Independence/December 2000]

In December-- the state ordered the owners of the Osborne Motel in Independence to close their entire complex after failing to fix their water system. Officials say the motel has since reconnected to the town's water system and earlier this month received its state permit after health officials found NO sewer leaks. At one time, the motel was regarded as some of the worst migrant farm- worker housing in the state.
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[8-Lee-Hospital]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-17 TC-11:17]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A financially- ailing hospital in Lee county will soon have a new owner.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pennington Gap/File Tape;]

Lee County Community Hospital is being sold through federal bankruptcy court in an effort to restructure for the future. The hospital declared bankruptcy after it became the victim of a corruption scheme that cost it seven million dollars


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[anchor=Shannon]
[ss=none]


Officials say the hospital will be sold to one of four bidders next week.[8-Roanoke-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=slo]
[TAPE#=01-25 TC-04:26]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A pick-up truck driver faces D-U-I charges after smashing his vehicle into another pick-up.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The accident happened around nine-thirty at the corner of Orange Avenue and Williamson Road. Police say the driver of a large brown pickup ran a red light and collided with another truck. Officers say the driver of the brown truck had been drinking. The man was arrested, but has not yet been charged with D-U-I.
All of the people involved in the accident were taken to the hospital.
There is no word yet on their conditions.
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[8-Insurance]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The Commonwealth is cracking down on insurance scams. A State Police Insurance Fraud Division set-up in early 19-99 has investigated more than 400 suspicious claims, made nearly 180 arrests and referred more than 100 cases for prosecution. Those cases have resulted in more than 345-thousand dollars in restitution.