[7-11Storm-Death]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

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[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-16 TC24:16]
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A deadly storm passed through our region yesterday- killing one woman when a tree blew over.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The victim was helping a crew from Aztec Rental set up several large tents for an event to be held later today. The crew was trying to keep the tents from blowing away, when an 80-foot sycamore fell on Angelique Baker of Troutville.
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[SOT 15:10:20]
[IN Q=Angelique, she was]

((TRAVIS DEWEESE/AZTEC RENTAL WORKER; ANGELIQUE, SHE WAS ONE OF OUR GUY'S WIFE. SHE HELPED US EVERY NOW AND THEN. I DIDN'T WORK WITH HER EVERY DAY.))
[SUPER=01-Travis DeWeese/Aztec Rental Worker]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=with her everyday.]
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[VO-NAT]

The 21-year old was prounced dead at the scene. Two other victims were taken to the hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries. Aztec had been helping prepare for Carilion employee recognition day in Roanoke. A similar, smaller event was being held for Carilion employees in Radford. The same line of storms hit there about an hour before it got to Victory Stadium.
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[SOT 8:25:25]
[IN Q=Food holding boxes]

((STEVE WILLIAMS/CATERER; FOOD HOLDING BOXES TURNED OVER. IT WAS A MESS, LOOKED LIKE A SMALL TORNADO HIT OR SOMETHING.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Williams/Caterer]
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[OUT Q=hit or something.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]

That event went on as planned although the party in Roanoke scheduled for later today has been postponed.

[7-11City-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=02-]
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The controversial budget for 2002-to-2003 has been approved by Roanoke City Council...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Mayor Ralph Smith protested a zoning fee hike which stalled the meeting for about 15 minutes.
Councilman Nelson Harris then asked why the Mayor never brought up his concerns during the 60 day budget planning period.
Mayor Smith said he was just looking for a compromise.
Either way, the ordinance passed.
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[7-11Strike-Force]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=dse]
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Governor Warner's Economic Crisis Strike Force is setting up shop in Smyth County.
The governor says the strike force will open a relief center in Marion by June 10th.
Residents will get help with job searches, healthcare and childcare.
Nearly a thousand jobs have been lost in the area over the last several months.

[7-11Eavesdropping]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am cutins]
[WRITER=mmu]
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The former head of the G-O-P heads to court today in the state eavesdropping case...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape]


Prosecutors plan to ask that state wiretapping charges against Ed Matricardi be dropped.
The dismissal of state charges would clear the way for Matricardi to be charged by *federal* prosecutors.
His attorney will also ask for the charges to be dropped.
He says that the Democratic conference calls constituted public meetings under Virginia's Freedom of Information Act and that his client had a right to listen in.
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[7WEATHER]


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[LEO IN CHROMAKEY]

WEATHER PRO





[Desk 2-Shot=Kim and Leo]



(Good Bye!)




[45-11Advance-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am cutins]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-13 TC43:12]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]

There are more details about the shooting last Friday that left one person dead and sent another to the hospital.
Authorities have identified the former Advance Auto employee who shot her supervisor and then killed herself.
And last night, Marvin Schwandt, the man who was wounded, stepped forward with a statement.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Friday]


Investigators say 36- year- old Trevious (TREE-vee-us) Baldwin was fired last Tuesday. She was first spotted around noon Friday letting the air out of a car tire. When the owner of the vehicle went out to check on the car, police say Baldwin approached him and opened fire. She then turned the gun on herself.
Yesterday, members of Baldwin's family were putting her affairs in order at the Bedford County home she had recently purchased. And they were trying to make sense of something they never would have imagined.
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[SOT 17:09:10]
[IN Q=I just want people to know]

((JACKIE BALDWIN/TREVIOUS BALDWIN'S SISTER: I JUST WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW THAT ANYONE WHO LOVES ANIMALS YOU KNOW IS NOT A PERSON THAT IS VIOLENT. OBVIOUSLY SHE WAS STRESSED OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Jackie Baldwin/Trevious Baldwin's Sister]
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[OUT Q=she was stressed out.]
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[VO-NAT]


Born and raised in Detroit, Baldwin worked in the Information Technology Department at Advance for almost two years.
She'd celebrated her birthday the day before she was fired.
Family members believe she was upset with her termination and the prospect of losing her home.
But they add, that cannot justify what happened on Friday.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Baldwin's supervisor is recovering in a local hospital and last night Marvin Schwandt issued a written statement. He said he and his family are shocked and saddened by Friday's events.
"We have no answers," Schwandt wrote, "only grief and pain, and can only stand on our foundation of faith to get through this situation."
He expressed concern and sympathy for Baldwin's relatives, and asked for continued prayers and good wishes for both families.

[45-11D'ville-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am cutins]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-09 TC1:35:35]
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The State Police have been called in to investigate whether three Danville Police officers were justified in killing a man in hostage situation over the weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


67- year- old Rennie Hunt died after a three-hour standoff inside his home on North Main Street.
Police say Hunt had taken his girlfriend hostage and that they believed her life was in danger when they stormed the apartment.
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[SOT 16:36:58]
[IN Q=In a hypothetical]

((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: IN A HYPOTHETICAL SITUATION THERE WOULD HAVE TO BE SOME SORT OF ATTACK THAT WOULD CAUSE THE OFFICERS TO FEAR THAT THEY WERE IN JEOPARDY OF LOSING THEIR LIFE OR RECEIVING A SERIOUS INJURY. IT COULD BE THE POLICE OFFICERS OR A CITIZEN.))
[SUPER=01-Neal Morris/Danville Police Chief]
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[OUT Q=or a citizen.]
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[VO-NAT]


All three officers... Michael G. Ford, Virgil T. Brown and Dennis Haley.. are on paid administrative leave while state police investigate.
They should be finished within a week.
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[8-6-Franklin-Abuse]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am cutins]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-14 TC1:05:15]
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Authorities have filed abuse charges against a Rocky Mount couple that kept their 3-year-old daughter caged in her bunk bed.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Franklin County sheriff's deputies say they found the girl and her 6-year-old sister living in squalid conditions at this Rocky Mount mobile home.
Charles William Yopp and his wife, Rose, are charged with felony child neglect.
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[SOT 17:59:15 - :30]
[IN Q=There was]

((HEATHER FERGUSON/ASST. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: THERE WAS A CLOSET DOOR BOLTED, SO SHE COULD NOT GET OUT WITHOUT SOMEONE FIRST UNLOCKING THAT BOLT. THERE WAS FECES ON THE FLOOR, THE BATHROOM DID NOT HAVE A WORKING TOILET. THE BATHTUB WAS FILTHY. THE GENERAL CONDITIONS OF THE HOME WERE ABSOLUTELY JUST ABYSMAL.))
[SUPER=01-Heather Ferguson/Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=just abysmal.]
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[VO-NAT]


Prosecutors say the girl was unable to walk for a while after she was released from the bunk bed. They also say she can not talk.
Both children are staying with relatives.
Rose Yopp told News-7 that she misses her kids and did not abuse them.
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[8-11Strike-Force]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am cutins]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Governor Warner's Economic Crisis Strike Force is setting up shop in Smyth County.
The governor says the strike force will open a relief center in Marion by June 10th.
Residents will get help with job searches, healthcare and childcare.
Nearly a thousand jobs have been lost in the area over the last several months.

[8-11Seat-Belts]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am cutins]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-17 TC45:26]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The Lynchburg police wants teens to know that with a license to drive- comes responsibility...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Yesterday, officers delivered a coffin to E.C. Glass High School as a reminder of what can happen to people who don't buckle up or drive safely.
Student organizers filled the casket with safe driving literature and a mirror to help students picture themselves inside.
Police will be holding seat belt and traffic safety checkpoints around the city's two high schools over the next few weeks.
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[8-11Horn-Mural]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am cutins]
[WRITER=kar]
[TAPE#=02-07]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Some local students are putting the finishing touches on their tribute to September 11-th.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton]


Mrs. Levine's fifth grade class has been working on their masterpiece for the past five months.
The three main colors of the mural- red, white and blue represent unity and patriotism during a tragic time.
With the help of Roanoke artist Judith Damon, a homemade dove will complete the mural.
When it's finished later this week, the mural will be displayed in the lobby of Herman L. Horn Elementary School.

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