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7Shooting

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TAPE#95-88
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Police in Roanoke City AND County say they are investigating a murder-suicide.
A woman who complained her boyfriend stalked her is now dead- apparently murdered in Roanoke County.
Her boyfriend- who was arrested for stalking her over the weekend is also dead- It appears to be a case of murder suicide.
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Police were alerted to 407 Hanover Avenue in Roanoke last night- when a man apparently told a family member he killed his girlfriend.
When police arrived, they found 26- year- old Larry William Mack with a self inflicted gunshot wound.
He later died at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
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Police then searched the area of Roanoke County- where Mack said he had committed the murder.
That's where police found the body of a woman- in shrubbery at a construction site near Valley Pointe Park.
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((LT. T.W HAYNES/ROANOKE CO. POLICE: A SUBSEQUENT BODY WAS LOCATED IN A FIELD AT THAT AREA. AT THIS POINT WE BELIEVE WE'RE INVESTIGATING A HOMICIDE- SUICIDE.))
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In addition to the stalking charge Mack was also charged with firing shots in an occupied vehicle.

7Herndon


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And there was a murder in Buckingham County.
70-year-old Joan Herndon was killed in an apparent robbery of her convenince store.
Police got the call yesterday and are investigating.

7Davidson


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#95-78
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38- year- old Mickey Wayne Davidson was executed last night for the murders of his wife and two stepdaughters in 19-90.
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Davidson said he wanted to go quietly but a group of anti- death penalty attorneys attempted a list minute appeal.
That delayed the execution as the Supreme Court decided if Davidson was mentally incompetent.
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((WAYNE BROWN/GREENSVILLE CORRECTIONAL CENTER: DEATH WAS PRONOUNCED BY ATTENDING PHYSICIAN AT 9:41PM. tHERE WERE NO COMPLICATIONS. WITNESS: MOMENTS AFTER THEY BEGAN ADMINISTERING THE POISON HIS EYES CLOSED. ))
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Davidson beat his victims to death with a crow bar five years ago.
Witnesses say he was frustrated by the last minute legal wrangling.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Davidson purchased a cemetary plot next to his victims.
The victims' family is considering moving the headstones.

7Boty-Sheriff


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The Sheriff in Botetourt County is defending allegations that he physically abused an inmate.
It all began a few days ago
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when Sheriff Reed Kelly got a letter from county jail inmate Jason Joseph Jones.
In the note, Jones describes in graphic detail how he plans to murder the sheriff's entire family, and then destroy his home.
Jones' MOTHER alleges that Kelly then went to the jail, pulled her son out of his cell, and choked him.
The sheriff admits he went to the jail, but says he never used unnecessary force on Jones.
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((SHERIFF REED KELLY/BOTETOURT COUNTY: THAT'S RIDICULOUS. I DIDN'T TOUCH HIM OTHER THEN TO TAKE HIM OUT OF THE BLOCK. I CERTAINLY DIDN'T BEAT HIM. I DIDN'T BEAT HIM. I DIDN'T CHOKE HIM. I DIDN'T DO ANYTHING OF THE SORT. ))
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Jones is currently serving time for a burglary conviction and Kelly says he's not sure when he'll be released.
The inmate's mother says her son plans to file charges against the sheriff.
Meanwhile, Jones has picked up a new felony charge-- sending a threatening letter through the mail.
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7weather


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Taking a look now at weather -
Your weekend is going to get off to a cool start.
Temperatures will only reach the low 60s this afternoon.
Increasing cloudiness throughout the day - rain will be moving in by this afternoon. It will be heavy at times.
Lows will dip into the 40s.
But, things should clear up late Saturday with sunshine expected by Sunday.


55Murder-Suicide


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#95-88
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A man arrested for stalking his girlfriend last week comitted suicide yesterday after reportedly killing the woman.
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Police were called to 407 Hanover Avenue in Roanoke last night- where a man apparently told a family member he had killed his girlfriend.
When police arrived they found 26- year- old Larry William Mack with a self inflicted gunshot wound.
He later died at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
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Police then searched the Valley Point Park area of Roanoke County- where Mack reportedly committed the murder.
Police found the body of the woman in shrubbery at a construction site near the industrial park.
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((LT. T.W HAYNES/ROANOKE CO. POLICE: AT THIS POINT WE BELIEVE WE'RE INVESTIGATING A HOMICIDE SUICIDE WHERE THE PERPETRATOR OF THE HOMICIDE SHOT HIMSELF IN THE CITY. THE CASE FROM OUR POINT IS BEING INVESTIGATED AS A HOMICIDE. THE SUICIDE OCCURED IN THE CITY SO THEY'RE INVESTIGATING THAT ASPECT OF IT.))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Last weekend Mack was arrested for allegedly stalking his girlfriend-
He was also charged with firing shots in an occupied car.

55Truck-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#95-89
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Two people remain hospitilized following a car and truck collision in Danville that killed two small children.
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It happened yesterday afternoon.
Police say Norma Jean Daniels pulled out into the path of a dump truck travelling north on Route 265.
Twelve- year old Jami Renee Earles and 10- year old James Mark Earles were killed in the accident.
Another passenger in the car, four- year- old Santiago Millner is in stable condition.
Daniels is also in stable condition.
The driver of the dump truck, Earl Watson Cobbs, was treated at the scene for minor injuries.
The investigation is continuing.
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55Local-Medicare


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#95-80
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Republicans are the House approval of their Medicare plan a victory over fear.
But the League of Older Americans is NOT happy with the G-O-P overhaul.
In Roanoke, Executive Director Susan Williams says there will be higher premiums for older folks unless they agree to join H-M-O's.
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The problem with that, she says, is that managed care is still new, and still has plenty of wrinkles.
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Williams is even more concerned about proposed cuts to MEDICAID.
She says medicaid reimbursements are the bread and butter for many in the nursing home industry.
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((SUSAN WILLIAMS/LEAGUE OF OLDER AMERICANS:EVEN MORE SERIOUS THAT ARE THE ELIMINATION OF PROTECTIONS THAT CAME WITHIN THE NURSING HOME REFORM ACT OF 1987. SO THAT THE NURSING HOMES WILL BE ABLE TO USE CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL RESTRAINTS, THERE WILL BE VOLUNTARY DISCHARGES, THERE WILL BE PEOPLE THAT WILL BE TURNED AWAY WITH EARLY DISCHARGE BECAUSE THEY WON'T GET THE REIMBURSEMENT. ))
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Williams says that the challenge of providing care for the aging is only going to increase-- as the baby boomers age.

55Target


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Target Stores will open an 85-MILLION dollar distribution center in Augusta County.
It will be Target's LARGEST U-S distribution center, and will serve DOZENS of new stores planned for the region during the next TWO years.
Company and state officials said yesterday the distribution center will create 500 jobs when it begins serving 40 stores in 19-97.

55weather


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Turning to your weekend weather Today will be a cool one, with temperatures in the low 60s.
Expect clouds to move in by this afternoon. Expect some rain, which will be heavy at times.
Lows tonight will dip into the 40s.
But, things should clear up late Saturday with sunshine expected by Sunday.


8Execution


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=MORN
WRITER=BMYequ
TAPE#95-78
GRAPHIC=Davidson


A death row inmate was executed last night for the 19-90 murders of his family.
Officials in Saltville, where the murders were committed, called it the area's most brutal crime.
Davidson said
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he wanted to go quietly but a group of anti death penalty attorneys filed a last minute appeal.
That DELAYED the execution as the Supreme Court decided if he was mentally incompetent.
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((WAYNE BROWN/GREENSVILLE CORRECTIONAL CENTER: DEATH WAS PRONOUNCED BY ATTENDING PHYSICIAN AT 9:41PM. tHERE WERE NO COMPLICATIONS. WITNESS: MOMENTS AFTER THEY BEGAN ADMINISTERING THE POISON HIS EYES CLOSED. ))
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Davidson beat his victims to death with a crow bar.
He died by lethal injection.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Davidson purchased a cemetary plot next to his victims.
The victims' family is now considering moving the headstones.

8Hanover-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPEedit of #95-88
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Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide in the Roanoke Valley.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;


Police were called to 407 Hanover Avenue in Roanoke last night- after a man apparently told a family member he killed his girlfriend.
When police arrived, they found 26- year- old Larry William Mack with a self inflicted gunshot wound.
He later died at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co/Last Night;


Police then searched the area of Roanoke County- where Mack had reportedly committed the murder.
That's where police found the body of a woman- in shrubbery at a construction site near Valley Pointe Park.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


It was just a week ago that Mack was arrested for allegedly stalking his girlfriend.
He was also charged with firing shots in an occupied car.

8Inmate


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An apparent change of heart for a Washington County inmate who was suing the county for the right to practice satanism.
Mark Leonard now says he will try to change his religious beliefs.
The conversion of the 29-year-old inmate from Bristol, Tennessee, may be due to his family's reaction when they read news accounts of his lawsuit and religion.
Leonard says his mother was NOT aware of his desire to worship the devil, and his family was upset when they heard about his Satanism.
Leonard is being held on charges of breaking into nine churches and stealing household appliances, electronics and lawn equipment.

8Dump-Truck


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
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TAPE#95-89
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Two small children are dead and two others hospitilized this morning following a truck and car collision yesterday in Danville.
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Police say Norma Jean Daniels pulled out into the path of a dump truck travelling north on Route 265.
Twelve- year old Jami Renee Earles and 10- year old James Mark Earles were killed in the accident.
Another passenger in the car, four- year- old Santiago Millner is in stable condition.
Daniels is also in stable condition.
The driver of the dump truck, Earl Watson Cobbs, was treated at the scene for minor injuries.
The investigation of the accident continues.
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8Buyouts


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#95-72
GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern


Norfolk Southern is offering voluntary retirement deals to its workers. It's the second time the company has made an offer like this, this month.
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The FIRST one was system wide, with about 100 Roanoke workers eligible.
The latest plan is targeted for about 450 clerks- all at the rail giant's Roanoke offices.
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N-S says the company can make the offers because it now has computers to do the work that used to require more people.
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8weather


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Taking a look now at weather -
This afternoon will turn cloudy and wet.
Highs will be in the low to mid 60s.
Tonight, expect a lot of rain... heavy downpours at times.
Lows are going to be in the 40s.
Saturday afternoon, the sun should come out again, but cooler temperatures will remain. Sunshine and dry conditions will prevail through Tuesday. Sunday will be sunny and cool.