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*CG standup Natasha Ryan

nryan@wdbj7.com Thanks for watching News 7.
I'm Natasha Ryan.


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GRAPHIC=BRANSCOME The manhunt continues at this


hour for the man who shot a State
Police trooper in Giles County.


It happened in Glen Lyn near the
West Virginia state line.


News 7's Justin McLeod has
details on what happened and who police
are looking for.


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*CG locator Giles Co.

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*CG 2line Mike Honaker

Virginia State Police

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*CG standup Justin McLeod

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OQ=jm, news 7, giles county <<((NATS OF CAR AT 18:08:08))


(END SOT) This all started around 3:30 Friday


when Trooper Richard Hughes,tried to
serve a felony warrant on Steven Dale
Branscome.


Investigators say Branscome fled in a
vehicle and a short time later he got
out of the car and ran.


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INQ=When Trooper MIKE HONAKER/STATE POLICE SPOKESPERSON:


WHEN TROOPER HUGES BEGAN TO CHASE HIM
ON FOOT, THE SUSPECT TURNED AND
BRANDISH A HANDGUN AND BEGAN SHOOTING
AT THE TROOPER. WE BELIEVE HE SHOT SIX
OR SEVEN TIMES.


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OQ=SEVEN TIMES One of those shots hit Trooper Huges


in the back of the neck, then exited
the other side.


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INQ=The trooper was JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE TROOPER


WAS TAKEN HERE TO GILES MEMORIAL
HOSPITAL. WE'RE TOLD HE'S GOING TO BE


OK. HE'S UP, TALKING, EVEN WALKING.
STATE POLICE TELLS US HE IS TRULY LUCKY
TO BE ALIVE.


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INQ=He's very MIKE HONAKER: HE'S VERY FORTUNATE TO


BE ALIVE TO HAVE A BULLET TO ENTER HIS
NECK TO BE UP AND WALKING, HE'S VERY
FORTUNATE.


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OQ=VERY FORTUNATE State Police brought in officers from


several nearby agencies, a tactical
team, and K-9 units to search for
Branscome.


They believe he fled on foot and most
likely he is hiding in the woods.


Investigators consider him armed and
dangerous.


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INQ=We know he's MIKE HONAKER: WE KNOW HE'S ARMED AND


DANGEROUS BECAUSE WE HAVE A TROOPER
INSIDE RIGHT NOW WHO'S BEEN SHOT BY
HIM.


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OQ=SHOT BY HIM Until Branscome is caught, State


Police are asking for folks in the Glen
Lyn area to be extra cautious.


Justin McLeod, News 7, Giles County.


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*CG standup Natasha Ryan

nryan@wdbj7.com Police have identified a second
suspect in a rash of shootings along
Interstate 64 in Augusta County.


They're not releasing the
suspect's name because he's only
16-years old.


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VO-NAT 19 year old Slade Allen Woodson


was arrested Friday morning at the farm
where he lives.


Woodson and the teen are
suspected in a series of shootings that
began early Thursday morning and left
two people wounded.


Woodson has been charged with 12
counts and the juvenile faces 10
counts.


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*CG standup Natasha Ryan

nryan@wdbj7.com The woman who led police on a
chase that killed a Campbell County
Deputy will spend nearly a decade
behind bars.


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*CG locator Bedford


Heather Lynn Bush pled guilty
this afternoon to involuntary
manslaughter and running from police.


When Bush was pulled over in
Lynchburg last April, she gave police a
fake name and took off.


That led to a chase that killed
Deputy Jason Saunders of Altavista.


A judge has recommended Bush
spend the next 7 years in prison.


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GRAPHIC=MORVA,MICHAEL Michael Morva, the brother of


convicted killer William Morva is
headed to a mental hospital.


Michael's accused of conspiring
to help William escape police custody
in August 2006.


Michael's case was reviewed
today, and he'll have to spend at
least six months at Central State
Hospital before he can stand trial.

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GRAPHIC=Fores Fire A forest fire located in the St.


Mary's Wilderness area has scorched
nearly 3-thousand acres.


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*CG locator Augusta Co.

Yesterday Firefighters continue to battle
the fire in Augusta County.


Nearly 27-hundred acres have
burned since Tuesday afternoon.


Today, V-DOT closed a section of
Route 56, between Route 608 to the Blue
Ridge Parkway.


More than 120 firefigthers are
working this fire from the ground and


the air.


At this point about 20 percent of
the fire is contained.


The cause is still not known.


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MCU BRENT BRENT SITTING ON SET *CG standup Brent Watts

Skytracker 7 Meteorologist


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<< Good evening, I'm meteorologist
Brent Watts in the SkyTracker7 Forecast
Center. High pressure will drive in
much cooler and drier air Saturday.
Clouds will thin out some overnight
with lows in the 30s. Highs Saturday
only reach the mid 50s, and we're
barely in the upper 40s Sunday.
However, it does look dry for all the
festivities in Martinsville. Get the
latest weather forecast and radar


imagery anytime on our website,
wdbj7.com >>


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Thanks for watching Your Hometown
Station -- I'm Natasha Ryan -- for
Robin Reed -- have a great night.


Don't forget to watch News 7
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