08:25-01

7McCombie

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#95-94
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Lynchburg convenience store clerk is telling his story following a night of horror at the hands of a cocaine crazed gunman.
Brad McCombie kidnapped Bret Dorsey early yesterday morning after robbing his store, and another one in Campbell County.
Kimberly McBroom has more.
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IN Q=For 10 hours
SUPER=03-Campbell Co./Tuesday Night; :00
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Tuesday Night; :19
SUPER=01-Bret Dorsey/Kidnapping Victim; :24
SUPER=03-Campbell Co.; :30
SUPER=01-Michael Dorsey/Bret's Father; 1:16
SUPER=@Kimberly1; 1:23
RUNS=1:36
OUT Q=News 7, Campbell County


(( For 10 hours, Brad McCombie was a fugitive on the run.
His alleged crime spree started Tuesday with the armed robbery of the Buzz- Inn Market on Waterlick Road.
Police say McCombie then shot at a Campbell County deputy who tried to apprehend him after the robbery.
After fleeing on foot, police say McCombie then showed up at this Campbell Avenue store.
But this time, it didn't stop with an armed robbery. ((BRET DORSEY: HE TOLD ME IN THE STORE THAT IF I COOPERATE WITH HIM, HE'D LET ME GO AND I WOULDN'T GET HURT. ))
McCombie then abducted Dorsey at gunpoint-- and forced him on a three- hour getaway ride. ((BRET DORSEY: HE TOLD ME-- HE SAID I JUST GOT INTO A SITUATION I CAN'T GET OUT OF AND I GOT TO GET OUT OF TOWN. HE SAID I'M SORRY I GOT TO USE YOU TO DO IT, AND GOT TO COME TAKE YOUR MONEY AND YOUR CAR, BUT I DIDN'T HAVE A CHOICE.))
Dorsey says during the harrowing road trip-- McCombie bought and smoked crack cocaine.
He says McCombie also forced him to get forty- dollars out of an automated teller machine.
Once the pair made it to Henrico County, McCombie let Dorsey out of the car. ((BRET DORSEY: AND THEN HE GRABBED HIS RAINCOAT. HE HANDED ME HIS RAINCOAT AND SAID, "HERE, PUT THIS ON. I DON'T WANT YOU TO GET WET. ))
Dorsey then ran for about three miles, until he found a telephone and called the police.
Dorsey's call brought relief to his worried family. ((MICHAEL DORSEY/BRET'S FATHER: I'M JUST GLAD TO HAVE BRET BACK HOME. IT WAS THE LONGEST FOUR HOURS OF MY LIFE.)) ((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: MICHAEL DORSEY SAYS HE'S THANKFUL TO EVERYONE INVOLVED IN MAKING SURE HIS SON RETURNED HOME SAFELY. AS FOR BRET-- HE SAYS HE'LL BE TAKING AT LEAST A COUPLE OF DAYS OFF FROM WORK TO HELP RECOVER FROM THE ORDEAL. KIMBERLY MCBROOM, NEWS 7, CAMPBELL COUNTY.)) ))

7Richmond-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=bmy
TAPE# 95-95
GRAPHIC=None


Within a half hour of Dorsey's release, a Henrico County police officer spotted the car.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henrico Co./Yesterday;


A short car chase ended in a collision.
Police say gunfire came from inside the car McCombie was driving.
Officer Andi (MAR-gee-OT-ah) Margiotta was shot twice.
The officer fired back at McCombie.
The next officers on the scene found a wounded comrade and Brad McCombie, dead from the gunshots.
Officer (Mar-gee-ot-ah) Margiotta is expected to make a full recovery. Police credit his bullet proof vest for saving his life.
Henrico's prosecutor will look into the officer's conduct.
Police expect him to be cleared of any wrongdoing in the incident.
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7Allen


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE# 95-76
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Governor was in Central Virginia yesterday campaigning for Republican candidates.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Yesterday


In Lynchburg, Allen was joined by House of Delegate hopeful Preston Bryant, who's seeking Steve Newman's old seat.
The Governor says he needs more conservative help in Richmond.
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SOT 13:10:01
IN Q=It's up to

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: IT'S UP TO THE PEOPLE, THEY'RE THE OWNERS AND I'M ONLY GOING TO DO WHAT THE PEOPLE ASK ME TO DO. I RAN A CAMPAIGN ON OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES, IDEAS AND ISSUES AND I'M GOING TO KEEP FIGHTING FOR THEM.))
SUPER=@Allen; :00
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=fighting for them.
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VO-NAT


Republicans need to gain three seats in both the House and Senate to gain a majority in the General Assembly.
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7weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#
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Taking a look now at weather,
Today is going to be cloudy and rainy.
It will be warm with temperatures in the 70s.
Expect things to cool off tomorrow, with temperatures in the 60s.
The rain will be ending by the afternoon.
The weekend is going to be much cooler with temperatures only reaching the 50s.

55Dorsey


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#95-94
GRAPHIC=None


A string of armed robberies and a hostage drama in Campbell County Tuesday night ended in deadly gunfire near Richmond.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Campbell Co./Tuesday Night;


For 10 hours, Brad McCombie was a fugitive on the run.
The crime spree started with an armed robbery at the Buzz- Inn Market on Waterlick Road.
Police say McCombie shot at a Campbell County deputy... who tried to apprehend him after the robbery.
They say McCombie then showed up at this Campbell Avenue store... where he kidnapped the clerk and used the clerk's car for his getaway.
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IN Q=I didn't know

((BRET DORSEY/KIDNAPPING VICTIM: I DIDN'T KNOW IF HE WAS GOING TO LET ME GO OR HE WAS JUST GOING TO SORT OF MAKE ME STICK AROUND. BUT HE WAS REAL CALM ABOUT IT. HE NEVER YELLED AT ME. HE NEVER GOT MAD OR ANYTHING. ))
SUPER=01-Bret Dorsey/Kidnapping Victim;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=mad or anything
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VO-NAT


Dorsey says McCombie bought and smoked crack cocaine during the trip.
Once the pair made it to Henrico County, McCombie let Dorsey out of the car.
Dorsey ran for about three miles, and found a telephone to call the police.
The call brought relief to Dorsey's family.
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IN Q=Halloween's my birthday

((MICHAEL DORSEY/BRET'S FATHER: HALLOWEEN'S MY BIRTHDAY, AND HE'D LEFT FROM THE DINNER WE HAD WITH FRIENDS AND GONE TO WORK. AND I THINK THE FOUR HOURS FROM 2:30 TO 6:30 WERE LONGER THAN THE FIRST 50 YEARS I LIVED. ))
SUPER=01-Michael Dorsey/Bret's Father;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=years i lived
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VO-NAT


Bret Dorsey says he's still a bit shaky from the ordeal and plans to take a few days off from work to recover.
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55Richmond-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE# 95-95
GRAPHIC=None


Within a half hour of Dorsey's release, a Henrico County police officer spotted the car.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henrico Co./Yesterday;


He then began chasing Mccombie.
McCombie then fired his gun striking the officer.
When the officer returned gunfire he struck and kiled McCombie.
Officer Andi (MAR-ghee-OT-ah) Margiotta was shot twice but is expected to make a full recovery. Police credit his bullet proof vest for saving his life.
Henrico's prosecutor will investigate the shooting but expect Margiotta
(Mar-ghee-OT-ah) to be cleared of any wrongdoing in the incident.
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55Helms


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#95-92
GRAPHIC=None


A judge has yet to decide if a Henry County 16-year old will be charged as an adult for allegedly killing another teen.
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VO-NAT


Tommy Helms is charged with first- degree murder in the shooting death of 15- year- old Lavina Scales.
Authorities say Helms shot Scales eight times in the head on Route 6-79 last week.
SUPER=03-Henry Co./Yesterday;


During a news conference police said there is a national trend of kids carrying guns.
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SOT 09:45:26
IN Q=Every time you pick

((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF: EVERY TIME YOU PICK UP THE PAPER YOU READ OF SOME YOUTH KILLING THEIR PARENTS OR KILLING OTHER YOUTH OR SHOOTING IN A SCHOOL. AND WE SEE MORE GUNS ON THE STREET HERE NOW WITH YOUTH. BUT IT HADN'T REALLY BEEN A PROBLEM UNTIL THIS.))
SUPER=01-Frank Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=problem until now.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville/Tuesday;


Helms is charged with three other robberies including shooting a Ridgeway man in a failed robbery attempt.
He is being held without bond.
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55Mason-Dixon


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#95-78
GRAPHIC=NONE


President Clinton will have to do a little campaigning if expects to win over Virginia in the '96 election.
You may recall Mr. Clinton lost the state by a LARGE margin in 19-92.
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VO-NAT


The LATEST News-7 - Roanoke Times Poll from Mason-Dixon Research says statewide, 39-percent of the people in the survey have a FAVORABLE opinion of Clinton, DOWN from 42-percent.
41-percent have an UNfavorable opinion, UP from 36-percent.
If Colin Powell DOES NOT enter the race for the Republican presidential nomination, Bob Dole IS the runaway favorite in Virginia, easily outdistancing his competitors.
Head to head, Dole currently has a 46-to-39-percent LEAD over President Clinton.
But one on one, Powell would do even BETTER in Virginia, beating Clinton 49-to-32-percent.
If Powell runs as an independent, Dole wins with 33-percent of the vote.
Clinton gets 26-percent, Powell draws 25-percent.
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55weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Looking now at weather,
It will be cloudy and rainy today, but temperatures will be in the 70s.
Things will be cooling off tomorrow, with temperatures in the 60s, with the rain ending sometime during the day.

8Brad-McCombie


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#95-94
GRAPHIC=None


For several hours tuesday night and early Wednesday Bret Dorsey was the hostage of an armed robber.
Brad McCombie kidnapped Dorsey after robbing his store and another one, and after shooting at a Campbell County deputy.
He then headed for Richmond where the night of crime ended in deadly gunfire.
Kimberly McBroom has Dorsey's story.
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SOT
IN Q=For 10 hours
SUPER=03-Campbell Co./Tuesday Night; :00
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Tuesday Night; :19
SUPER=01-Bret Dorsey/Kidnapping Victim; :24
SUPER=03-Campbell Co.; :30
SUPER=08-Michael Dorsey/Bret's Father; 1:16
SUPER=@Kimberly1; 1:23
RUNS=1:36
OUT Q=News 7, Campbell County


(( For 10 hours, Brad McCombie was a fugitive on the run.
His alleged crime spree started Tuesday with the armed robbery of the Buzz- Inn Market on Waterlick Road.
Police say McCombie then shot at a Campbell County deputy who tried to apprehend him after the robbery.
After fleeing on foot, police say McCombie then showed up at this Campbell Avenue store.
But this time, it didn't stop with an armed robbery. ((BRET DORSEY: HE TOLD ME IN THE STORE THAT IF I COOPERATE WITH HIM, HE'D LET ME GO AND I WOULDN'T GET HURT. ))
McCombie then abducted Dorsey at gunpoint-- and forced him on a three- hour getaway ride. ((BRET DORSEY: HE TOLD ME-- HE SAID I JUST GOT INTO A SITUATION I CAN'T GET OUT OF AND I GOT TO GET OUT OF TOWN. HE SAID I'M SORRY I GOT TO USE YOU TO DO IT, AND GOT TO COME TAKE YOUR MONEY AND YOUR CAR, BUT I DIDN'T HAVE A CHOICE.))
Dorsey says during the harrowing road trip-- McCombie bought and smoked crack cocaine.
He says McCombie also forced him to get forty- dollars out of an automated teller machine.
Once the pair made it to Henrico County, McCombie let Dorsey out of the car. ((BRET DORSEY: AND THEN HE GRABBED HIS RAINCOAT. HE HANDED ME HIS RAINCOAT AND SAID, "HERE, PUT THIS ON. I DON'T WANT YOU TO GET WET. ))
Dorsey then ran for about three miles, until he found a telephone and called the police.
Dorsey's call brought relief to his worried family. ((MICHAEL DORSEY/BRET'S FATHER: I'M JUST GLAD TO HAVE BRET BACK HOME. IT WAS THE LONGEST FOUR HOURS OF MY LIFE. )) ((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: MICHAEL DORSEY SAYS HE'S THANKFUL TO EVERYONE INVOLVED IN MAKING SURE HIS SON RETURNED HOME SAFELY. AS FOR BRET-- HE SAYS HE'LL BE TAKING AT LEAST A COUPLE OF DAYS OFF FROM WORK TO HELP RECOVER FROM THE ORDEAL. KIMBERLY MCBROOM, NEWS 7, CAMPBELL COUNTY.)) ))

8Richmond-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE# 95-95
GRAPHIC=None


Within a half hour of his release, a Henrico County police officer spotted the car.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henrico Co./Yesterday;


He then began chasing Mccombie.
McCombie fired several shots striking the officer.
When the officer returned gunfire he struck and killed McCombie.
Officer Andi (MAR-ghee-OT-ah) Margiotta was shot twice but is expected to make a full recovery. Police credit his bullet proof vest for saving his life.
Henrico's prosecutor will investigate the shooting but expects Margiotta
(Mar-ghee-OT-ah) to be cleared of any wrongdoing in the incident.
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8Head-Start


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#edit
GRAPHIC=NONE


Some Roanoke head-start parents are considering a class action lawsuit against the state.
They claim changes in the way the state handles the federal funds for head start is forcing them to take their children out of the program.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The changes began in October when the Department of Social Services took over administration of Federal Head Start funds.
It also made twenty families ineligible for the program.
Those remaining in the program are now required to pay ten percent of their family income.
But the Director of the Council on Child Day care says the state has actually increased funding for head start by more than one million dollars.
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8weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Taking a look now at weather,
Today is going to be cloudy and rainy.
Temperatures will be in the upper 60s.
Tonight, temperatures will dip into the the 50s.
Tomorrow's expect highs in the 60s. The weekend is going to be much cooler with temperatures in the low 50s. But look for the rain to end by the afternoon.