Up next on News 7 at eleven-
A manhunt is on in Campbell County- Tonight police are advising people not
to open their door to strangers.
A 16 year old will be tried as an adult in Wytheville.
Plus if you're filled up on candy tonight- you're not alone. We'll show
you the tricks and the treats around town.
News 7 is next.
Police are on a manhunt in the Campbell County area.
Police say 32-year old Brad McCombie allegedly opened fire on deputies
He is white, five foot nine, 145 pounds wearing a blue green shirt.
He is said to be armed and dangerous.
Tonight they're advising people in the Timberlake area not to open their
door to anyone they don't know.
A teen will be tried as an adult in Wythe County.
16 year old Christopher Shawn Wheeler allegedly shot a deputy last
Join us for News 7 at eleven.
A manhunt is underway in Campbell County at this hour.
Police say they are looking for 31 year old Brad McCombie, a suspect they say
is armed and dangerous.
They say McCombie is wanted for several felonies in the Campbell County area
including an armed robbery and attempted murder of a police officer tonight.
Double Boxes Jean/Steve
Steve Smallshaw is at the scene, Steve what lead to tonight's events?
Steve adlibs to vo
It all started around 8:15 this evening when McCombie allegedly robbed the
Buzz Mini Market on Waterlick Road.
It was there he allegedly fired several shots at a Campbell County deputy
who tried to apprehend him.
Police have spent the last two and a half hours searching for McCombie in
the Timberlake Road-Rainforest Drive area of Campbell County.
McCombie is described as a white male 5'9' 145 pounds with brown hair and a
He is wearing a blue green flannel shirt and blue jeans.
Police are urging residents tonight to be on the lookout for the suspect.
They say residents should NOT open their door to strangers and should keep
their cars and homes locked tonight.
SUPER=01-Robert Maxey/Campbell Co. Sheriff;
A 16 year- old with an alleged fascination with guns and violence- will
be tried as an adult on charges he killed a Wythe County Sheriff's deputy.
Tracy Altizer reports.
IN Q=Christopher Shawn Wheeler
SUPER=01-Jonathan Venzie/Defense Lawyer;:30
SUPER=01-Keith Blankenship/Wythe Co. Asst. Prosecutor;1:04
OUT Q=Altizer, News 7.
(( Christopher Shawn Wheeler has been held at the Christiansburg Juvenile
Detention Center since allegedly shooting Deputy Cliff Dicker in the head last
His attorneys argued the juvenile system is where he should stay.
Defense psychologists testified Wheeler is a product of a chaotic
environment in which family members introduced him to drugs, alcohol, guns and
sex by age 11.
His lawyers say he deserves a shot at rehabilitation through the therapy,
education and structure juvenile detention can provide.
((JONATHAN VENZIE/DEFENSE LAWYER: I THINK ANYBODY DESERVES NOT A SECOND CHANCE
BUT A FIRST CHANCE TO LEARN AND GET IT RIGHT. HE'S NEVER HAD THAT CHANCE.
HE'S BEEN IN THE SYSTEM NOW FOR A YEAR AND HIS BEHAVIOR SHOWS THAT HE KNOWS AND
CAN ADAPT TO THAT ENVIRONMENT. ))
But Wheeler's teacher at the detention center testified she's overheard
Wheeler make numerous disturbing comments about guns, drugs, even assassinating
She says he bragged to another student that he "did a cop in the head."
Prosecutors argued it's not in the interest of public safety to keep Wheeler
in a system which would have to set him free at age 21.
((KEITH BLANKENSHIP/WYTHE CO. ASSISTANT PROSECUTOR: I THINK PUBLIC SAFETY DOES
HAVE TO BE THE COMMONWEALTH'S CONCERN AND I THINK THE COMMONWEALTH ALSO HAS TO
BE CONCERNED WITH THE VICTIMS. WE FOCUS A LOT ON THE DEFENDANT AND HIS ALLEGED
PROBLEMS, BUT WE HAVE TO ALSO REMEMBER THAT WE'VE GOT A MURDERED WYTHE COUNTY
SHERIFF'S DEPUTY. ))
The judge granted the motion to transfer the case to circuit court.
Wheeler's lawyers say they'll appeal. Tracy Altizer, News 7.
The Henry County teen accused of killing another teen last week faced a
judge this morning.
Police say he was threat to the public-
Ron Jones has the story.
IN Q=Last Wednesday Lavina
SUPER=03-Henry County/Last Wednesday;:09
SUPER=01-Sgt. Kimmy Nester/Henry County;:47
SUPER=01-James Vaughn/Victim's Father;1:22
OUT Q=Ron Jones, News, Seven.
(( 16-year old Tommy Helms of the Bassett area is charged with first degree
murder in the shooting death of 15-year old Lavina Scales.
Last Wednesday Scale's body was found on the road side in the hills of Henry
Police say after an intense investigation Helms became their primary
He turned himself in Monday and confessed to the shooting.
((ACCORDING TO POLICE TESTIMONY TOMMY HELMS, THE VICTIM LAVINA SCALES AND TWO
OTHER JUVENILES PULLED OVER HERE. BOTH HELMS AND LAVINA GOT OUT OF THE CAR AND
HELMS ARMED WITH TWO HANDGUNS SHOT SCALES EIGHT TIMES IN THE HEAD UNTIL THE GUN
According to police Helms testified that he shot Scales because she was
Police say he's wanted for other crimes too.
((SGT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY COUNTY: BUT WE FELT THAT WE WERE CONFIDENT AND THE
COMMONWEALTH ATTORNEY'S OFFICE DID HAD ALL THE POSSIBLE EVIDENCE NEEDED FOR
CRIMINAL CHARGES AND PROSECUTION OF THE HOMICIDE AND THESE THREE ROBBERIES. WE
ARE ALSO CHECKING ANY OTHER INCIDENTS THAT HE MAY HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN OR SOME
OF HIS FRIENDS.))
Helms is being held without bond.
The prosecution wants Helms tried as an adult.
The judge will decide on that later.
But as Helms was escorted by police the victim's father went after him.
The father later apologized for his actions.
((JAMES VAUGHN/VICTIM'S FATHER: I HOPE THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM DO THEIR JOB OF
PUTTING THIS GUY AWAY.. IF HE'S FOUND GUILTY.. THAT'S ALL...))
Ron Jones, News Seven.
Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic (Mee-LOW-sa-vich) has arrived at
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.
He is there for peace talks that begin tomorrow.
Milosevic is predicting success as he gets set for the meetings.
The Chief U-S Mediator and other officials also arrived today-
((RICHARD HOLBROOKE/ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE: WE HAVE A VERY TOUGH JOB
AHEAD OF US. WE ARE NOT HERE TO PROMISE YOU SUCCESS BUT ONLY OUR BEST
SUPER=01-Richard Holbrooke/Assistant Secretary of State;
OUT Q=only our best efforts."
Holbrooke says the Yugoslav-Bosnian Serb delegation is committed to
staying until they produce results.
wipe wipe wipe
If a peace agreement is reached, President Clinton wants American troops
to enforce it.
((WE HAVE COME TO A DEFINING MOMENT IN BOSNIA. THIS IS THE BEST CHANCE WE'VE
HAD FOR PEACE SINCE THE WAR BEGAN.))
((REP. DAN BURTON/R-INDIANA: THERE IS NO DOUBT THERE WILL BE CASUALTIES AND SO
WE KNOW GOING IN THERE'S GOING TO BE A LOT OF YOUNG PEOPLE INJURED OR LOSS OF
LIFE. WE THINK THE PRESIDENT SHOULD REEVALUATE HIS DECISION.))
((REP. SAM JOHNSON/R-TEXAS: THERE'S NO PLAN FOR ENTRY OR EXIT OR WHAT ARE WE
GONNA DO WHEN WE GET THERE.))
SUPER=01-Rep. Dan Burton;(R) Indiana; 08
SUPER=01-Rep. Sam Johnson/(R) Texas; Quick 18
OUT Q=WHEN WE GET THERE."
The Republicans are warning they'll try to cut off funding before any
troops can be sent to Bosnia.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Up next on the newscast, police have new information about a body found this
weekend in Danville,
and we'll see how two Roanoke General Assembly candidates are avoiding
television- to campaign the old fashioned way.
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SUPER=#C-380; Weather Roll
Authorities say the decomposed body discovered over the weekend in Danville
is a young, black female.
The skeleton was found Saturday evening behind Motley's Warehouse on Piney
Assistant Chief Medical Examiner David Oxley says the young woman's body had
been there for weeks, possibly even months.
Oxley says he still needs to clean and examine the bones which could help
authorities determine the woman's identity and cause of death.
Abortion opponents who support a parental notification law say Dick Cranwell
is no ally.
Today, they charged him with trying to deceive voters.
Anne Kincaid and others at the Vinton news conference support legislation
requiring parental notice when a minor seeks an abortion.
Since 1992, they claim Cranwell has tried to weaken legislation in
committee, and proposed his own bill that was riddled with loopholes.
IN Q=Now folks
((ANNE KINCAID/FAMILY FOUNDATION: NO FOLKS, THIS IS A BILL TO PROTECT TEENS AND
PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF PARENTS. IT CAN'T BE A BOGUS BILL AND THAT'S WHAT THIS
((DEL. DICK CRANWELL: I WOULD PREFER PURE PARENTAL NOTIFICATION, BUT I ALSO
KNOW THAT SOMETHING IS BETTER THAN WHAT WE HAVE TODAY, WHICH IS NOTHING.))
SUPER=01-Anne Kincaid/Family Foundation; :00
OUT Q=which is nothing.
Cranwell says he's voted seven times for some form of parental notice and
insists he has been a voice of moderation in the debate over abortion rights.
While many of the general assembly candidates in western Virginia are
waging their campaigns on television, two are counting on the personal approach
to deliver votes.
Joe Dashiell went door- to- door with Vic Thomas and Jeff Artis.
IN Q=Jeff Artis is battling stereotypes
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00 quick!
SUPER=01-Jeff Artis/(R) House of Delegates Candidate; :32
OUT Q=JD News 7
(( Jeff Artis is battling stereotypes as he works his southeast Roanoke
WALKING INTERVIEW 10:14:57
IN Q=People want to talk about polls
((JEFF ARTIS/R- HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: PEOPLE WANT TO TALK ABOUT POLLS
AND STUFF, BUT YOU CAN'T GET AN ACCURATE POLL READING IN THIS ELECTION.))
OUT Q=reading in this election.
A black republican in a blue- collar district, a pro- choice candidate who
preaches personal responsibility, Artis hopes his campaign will cross the lines
of traditional constituencies.
And while he may not have the money to place commercials on television...
he believes he will still be in the race on election day.
IN Q=And while Roanoke is
((JEFF ARTIS: AND WHILE ROANOKE IS A BIG METROPOLITAN AREA, YOU GET MORE
RESPONSE FROM INDIVIDUAL VOTERS BY KNOCKING ON THEIR DOOR, STICKING YOUR HAND
OUT AND SAYING I'M JEFF ARTIS. I WANT YOU TO VOTE FOR ME ON ELECTION DAY AND
OUT Q=and here's why.
Democratic Delegate Vic Thomas says he's taking nothing for granted.
THOMAS AT DOOR 15:19:14
IN Q=You got any questions
OUT Q=okay I'll do that
Thomas has been going door to door for several weeks... talking with the
voters who have kept him in the House of Delegates for two decades.
He points to a traffic signal now under construction near the Friendship
Manor Retirement Community as an example of the improvements he has helped to
bring to his district.
IN Q=To get an idea of the future
((DEL. VIC THOMAS/D- ROANOKE: TO GET AN IDEA OF THE FUTURE, YOU GOTTA LOOK AT
THE PAST. AND I'VE WORKED HARD AND I'VE LISTENED CLOSELY TO WHAT PEOPLE HAD TO
SAY AND I'VE TRIED TO DO THINGS THAT BENEFIT THE PEOPLE I REPRESENT AS WELL AS
THE PEOPLE OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA. AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT ITS ALL ABOUT.))
OUT Q=people of Southwest Virginia
And with a week until election day, the candidates in this race will be
waging their campaigns one doorstep at a time.
Joe Dashiell News 7))
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Coming up next on our broadcast, even though Canada decided to stay together
last night, new rifts develop today,
and coming up a little later in the broadcast, it was more TREAT than trick
tonight as young people celebrated Halloween across the Valley.
The failed independence vote in Quebec is claiming its first casualty.
Quebec's Premier Jacques Pear-izo is stepping down.
As Manuel Gallegus reports the announcement came late today.
SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/CBS News;
OUT Q=CBS News, Montreal."
((Separatists in Quebec, Canada's largest province wanted, in effect, to become
their own country. The great majority of independence seekers are
French-speaking, and claim the rest of Canada is abandoning French culture in
society. In general they felt they would be better off socially and
economically managing themselves. Quebec's premier, Jacques Parizeau, rallied
hard for separation, and last night in his losing speech, he shocked Canadians
by blaming non-French immigrants and big business for the loss. Today he
apologized for those remarks, then delivered an even bigger blow by resigning,
saying he planned to do so all along if the secession vote failed.
So now, it's unclear now who will lead Quebec province. The new leader may call
for a new secession vote. Canada's prime minister, Jean Chretien, had invited
Parizeau to discuss the reforms Quebeckers want. Chretian met with Liberal
party colleagues, to assess the impact of the vote. Political analysts say the
narrow victory hurts the prime minister.
And in downtown Montreal, the politics coincided with some street fighting
between the two camps. Police said there were several injuries and 40 arrests,
and a fire was set at the office of the federalist leader.
MANUEL GALLEGUS/CBS NEWS: THE ISOLATED STREET RIOTING WAS REALLY THE ONLY BLACK
MARK IN WHAT WAS OTHERWISE A TRUE DISPLAY OF DEMOCRACY HERE IN QUEBEC BY OVER
90% OF ELIGIBLE VOTERS. BUT THE PROVINCE IS STILL SPLIT AND ITS POLITICAL
FUTURE IS UNCLEAR. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS, MONTREAL.))
The Roanoke Express closed out a tough four game road trip tonight with a
4-to-1 win over Erie.
The Express will be back rocking the roundhouse FRiday night against Raleigh.
Speaking of Rocking the Tyson set for Saturday night is off. We'll hear from
Iron Mike after we check out this week's top 10 high school polls in the AP.
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Mike Tyson's free TV heavyweight boxing match set for this Saturday night got
a serous thumbs down last night!
The bout and the entire boxing card was cancelled after the Tyson camp
confirmed the former champ has a broken right thumb.
SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV/Monday; :00
Tyson appeared to be fine during a sparring session in Vegas Monday, but
doctors have told the Nevada boxing commission he does have a fracture and will
out of commission for four to six weeks.
Late last night in Las Vegas the Tyson camp held a newsconference to confirm
the cancellation is due to an injury and not sagging interest and ticket sales.
IN Q="I believe...
((MIKE TYSON/SUFFERS BROKEN THUMB:))
SUPER=01-Mike Tyson/Suffers Broken Thumb; :00
OUT Q=...FIGHT TO GO ON."
While Tyson isn't punching the NCAA is throwing jabs at the University of
Miami football team.
Last night the Hurricane program publicly admitted that it is guilty of six
of ten NCAA rules violations involving the school's football team. But, the
school says it does not agree with the NCAA's finding that there was a lack of
institutional control in the athletic department.
The Lord Botetourt Lady Cavaliers hosted William Byrd last night in a
battle for sole possession of second place in the Blue Ridge District.
SUPER=03-Daleville/Lady Terriers vs. Lady Cavaliers;
The ghosts and goblins were outside running the streets, but the dog
catcher was in the house.
Byrd took the early lead. Sara Moore finds Stephanie Parnell in the post.
She puts it off the glass for 2.
But the Cavs hung tough. Katrina Elliot finds Sara Keister on the break
for the easy bucket in the second quarter.
Byrd was holding for the last shot off the half when they turned it over.
But they get it right back and Kelly Runyon knocks down the 3 at the horn for
an 8 point lead.
They led it by 14 in the third before the Cavs made a run. Sara Moore
SUPER=34-William Byrd/=43/Lord Botetourt/=42/;
nails the pullup J, but William Byrd hangs on 43-42.
Salem can wrapup the regular season with a win over Botetourt Thursday night.
Alonzo may be out of Charlotte by "Mourning."
Reports out of the queen city say the Hornets will not resign the NBA
all-star, who'se contract up at the end of this season.
The Virginia native, was seeking a new seven year contract worth 13 million a
The Hornets reportedly offered ten million a year, but Alonzo and his agent
Charlotte is now talking with at least 8 teams about working out a trade.
SUPER=03-Long Island, NY/Sunday;
Also, the NBA fined Charles Oakley
six thousand bucks and suspended him for a game for throwing a punch at 76er
center Scott Williams during the exhibition season.
He'll miss Friday's season opener in Detroit.
GRAPHIC=sports news 7
The General Manager for the Orlando Magic was in Lynchburg last night to
serve as the guest speaker for the inaugural Hill City hall of fame ceremonies.
And he took time out to talk about how the Magic plans to cope with Shaquille
O'Neal for the next six weeks.
IN Q="The shaq...
((PAT WILLIAMS/ORLANDO MAGIC GENERAL MANAGER:))
SUPER=01-Pat Williams/Orlando Magic General Manager; :00
OUT Q=...little bit more.
A couple of hundred folks gathered to welcome the first eight member class of
inductees, that includes golfer Vinny Giles, and football stars Ed George,
Walter Johnson, and Bill Dudley.
IN Q="It's a...
((BILL DUDLEY/FORMER UVA AND REDSKINS STAR:))
SUPER=01-Bill Dudley/Former UVa and Redskins Star; :00
OUT Q=...RAISED MY FAMILY."
As soon as we come back, the Virginia Tech Hokies hope to become the Beast of
the East this Saturday
as they take on Syracuse for what amounts to the Big East championship.
Steve Mason checks in from Blacksburg right after this.
The top spot in the Big East is up for grabs this Saturday as the Virginia
Tech Hokies host Syracuse.
Steve Mason says a regional TV audience and some professional bowlers will
be keeping a close eye on the outcome of the game.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Morgantown, WV/Saturday; :00
SUPER=03-Syracuse, NY/This Season; :15
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :25
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/This Season; :34
SUPER=01-George DelRicco/Hokie Leading Tackler; :46
SUPER=01-J.C. Price/6 Sacks, 74 Tackles; :55
SUPER=03-Syracuse/Last Year; 1:33
OUT Q=...News 7 sports"
((Virginia Tech's defense is now ranked #1 in the country against the run
and 9th overall. West Virginia gained only 15 yards on the ground in Hokies 27
to nothing domination. However, Tech is hardly banking on a Syracuse shutout.
The Orangemen are averaging a Big East leading 29 points per game.
FRANK BEAMER/VA TECH HEAD COACH: I THINK SYRACUSE HAS QUITE A BIT MORE
SPEED AT THE WIDE RECEIVER POSITION AND THE RUNNING BACK POSITION, AT THE
QUARTERBACK POSITION, A LOT MORE SPEED. OPTION GAME, THEY'LL GET INTO A
WISHBONE, THEY'LL GET INTO QUITE A FEW DIFFERENT SETS
The stakes for this weekend's game are higher for other reasons as well.
Saturday's game marks the final appearance in Lane Stadium for 17 Hokie
seniors, an last years 28 to 20 loss has been hard to forget.
GEORGE DEL RICCO/HOKIE LEADING TACKLER: THEY BEAT US UP LAST YEAR, ON THE
FRONT LINE, THE RUNNING BACKS EVERYBODY. I MEAN ITS GOING TO BE A PAYBACK
J.C. PRICE/6 SACKS, 74 TACKLES: THE EMOTION IS GOING TO BE RIDING HIGH
FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE. THE UPPER CLASSMEN DEFINITELY BECAUSE ITS GOING TO BE OUR
LAST ONE IN THE BIG HOUSE ON THE FIELD AT LAND STADIUM, AND THE UNDERCLASSMEN
ARE GOING TO WANT TO SEND US OUT WITH A WIN.
One motivation for both teams is that officials from the Sugar, Gator and
Carquest bowls are going to be here at Lane Stadium Saturday. But the most
immediate incentive, is taking another step towards the conference
I TOLD OUR PLAYERS- LETS CONCENTRATE ON SYRACUSE, AND IF WE DO A GREAT JOB
PREPARING AND FOCUSING AND PLAYING, THEN ALL OF THOSE OTHER THINGS WILL TAKE
CARE OF THEMSELVES. I THINK THERE ARE A LOT OF POSSIBILITIES RIGHT NOW, AND
THE ONE THING I CAN SAY RIGHT NOW IS THAT I FEEL VERY COMFORTABLE THAT THE
HOKIES ARE GOING TO BE IN A BOWL
If the Hokies beat Syracuse they will take iver the top spot in the Big
East with only conference doormat Temple left on the schedule. In essence, a
victory over the Orangemen and Tech all but wraps-up the Big East championship.
In Blacksburg, Steve Mason, News 7 Sports.
Another Halloween has come and gone and the kids have probably already
eaten most of their candy.
Kimberly McBroom gives us a spooky glimpse of how the Roanoke Valley
celebrated the holiday.
SUPER=07-George Jenkins; :11
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :18
SUPER=07-Annabelle Cobb; :27
SUPER=07-Claude Slomczewski; 1:06
OUT Q=McBroom, News 7
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((KIDS KNOCKING AT DOOR. ))
The yearly door- to door ritual kicked off just before sunset-- with
children decked out in their scariest costumes.
SOT tape 1 17:07:49
((GEORGE JENKINS: I LIKE TO SCARE PEOPLE, AND I LIKE PRANKS, LIKE TO PLAY
PRANKS ON PEOPLE, AND I LIKE TO GET SOME CANDY.))
But many children opted for indoor Halloween fun this year at Tanglewood
Mall's annual celebration-- with candy give- aways and costume contests.
SOT 18:52:34 tape 1
((ANNABELLE COBB: I LIKE IT BETTER HERE BECAUSE WHEN YOU GO OUT TRICK OR
TREATING IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, THEN YOU HAVE TO WATCH OUT FOR STRANGERS AND
STUFF, YOU HAVE TO BE HOME BEFORE DARK, AND IT'S NO FUN. ))
Vinton had its annual Haunted House at the former William Byrd Junior High
School-- with the proceeds going to help needy families at Christmastime.
SOT standup here 21:03:02
((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: VINTON ISN'T THE ONLY PLACE WITH A HAUNTED HOUSE.
THE HOME ON HYDE PARK DRIVE IN ROANOKE HAS PEOPLE COMING FROM MILES AROUND,
JUST TO GET A GOOD SCARE. ))
Every year, the Slomczewski's transform their home into a frightening
display-- complete with computer generated fog, lightning, and other special
For them, it's a family tradition.
SOT tape 2 20:46:34
((CLAUDE SLOMCZEWSKI: I DON'T BELIEVE IN THE DEVIL AND THE MONSTER TYPE THING.
I THINK IT'S MORE FUN AND IT ALWAYS HAS BEEN SINCE I WAS A LITTLE KID. ))
And one of their not- so -scary skeleton heads even came up with a riddle--
just for your hometown station.
SOT tape 2 20:27:53
((THE PROBLEM WITH MY SITUATION IS I CAN'T WATCH MY HOMETOWN STATION. IF I
DIED AND GONE TO HEAVEN, I COULD BE WATCHING CHANNEL SEVEN. ))
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))