The worst is true. A Hollins College student the victim of murder and
Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
A report direct from the Hollins campus as students return from the holiday
And we'll have some ways to keep from becoming a target yourself while
hunting for bargains in the stores.
Tonight in sports, Lots of college hoop action in on tap tonight and tomorrow
night as WDBJ readies itself for the LIVE telecast of the VMI - W&L game.
And we'll have the latest bowl update from Blacksburg as Frank Beamer and
Dave Braine work the phones and hope for an alliance berth.
This three day warm up will give way to cooler temperatures by mid-week.
The story of a strong cold front ties in with WeatherSchool in just a few
Authorities have confirmed the woman found badly burnt in her fairfax county
home Thursday morning WAS a Hollins College student.
Autopsy results also show Ann Harper was stabbed to death.
Authorities also discovered the fire was deliberately set.
Double Boxes=Keith/Kim microwave
Kimberly McBroom has been speaking with members of the Hollins College
Kim how are the people there taking the bad news.
(Roll to cope with what has happened.)
SUPER=01-Linda Steele/Director of College Relations;:00
SUPER=01-Miranda Matson/Hollins Sophomore;:14
OUT Q=homicide arson investigation.
((Q&A: Is the college planning a memorial service?))
Police in Halifax County say an argument apparently led to a fatal shooting
Police were called to the Village Apartments in the Sinai (SIGH-nee-eye)
section of the county at around 10 last night.
Authorities say 21-year- Damon Lamont Crews had been shot with a handgun.
Police arrested 18-year-old Tywan Otey Brown at the scene.
IN Q=After the
SUPER=01-Dep. S.T. Moser/Halifax County Sheriff's Office;
OUT Q=talk about it.
Brown is being held in the Halifax County jail without bond.
Authorities have located the eyewitness they were searching for to help
solve what appears to be Henry County's latest murder.
Police believe 33-year-old Richard Scott Powell of Eden, North Carolina was
fatally shot in the Sandy Level section of the county early Saturday morning
during a drug deal.
Police first searched the area after receiving reports from residents who
said they heard gunshots.
That search came up empty-handed.
SUPER=03-Rockingham Co., NC;
However, their investigation took a different turn Saturday night, when
passers-by discovered Powell's body in his pickup along Route 7-70 in
Rockingham County, North Carolina.
Police were able to locate Powell's passenger late this afternoon.
IN Q=At this stage
SUPER=01-Sgt. Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Office;
OUT Q=with authorities.
This is the second murder this year in the Sandy Level community.
They set up a hidden camera, hoping to catch a thief. Instead, they caught
a sex offender.
James Gary Now-lin is an occupational therapist... a certified
Today the 40- year old father of two pled "no contest" to attempted
aggravated sexual battery.
SUPER=03-Bedford Co./November 27, 1992
The story begins exactly three years ago. A car-load of teenaged girls
runs off the road. The driver suffers a serious head injury.
Now 20 years old- -still in a coma- -at Burrell Nursing Center, doctors
believe the young woman has some sense of her surroundings but she cannot talk.
If it hadn't been for the surveillance tape, the prosecutor concedes she
would never have had a case against Nowlin.
IN Q=The videotape was
((ALICE EKIRCH/PROSECUTOR: THE VIDEOTAPE WAS VERY GRAPHIC. IT WAS INSTALLED TO
TRY TO CATCH A THIEF, AND LOW AND BEHOLD WHEN THEY WERE VIEWING THE TAPE, THEY
DISCOVERED SEXUAL ABUSE THAT THE DEFENDANT WAS COMMITTING UPON THE VICTIM.))
OUT Q=the victim.
Nowlin and HIS attorney declined comment- -at least until after he's
sentenced in January.
The videotape was immediately sealed by court order.
The prosecutor says it shows Nowlin returning to the victim's room FIVE
TIMES in a 25-minute period- -molesting the young woman again and again- -
while repeatedly looking over his shoulder.
Family and friends of a Danville man who was killed by a Richmond police
officer say they can't forget.
Nor will they let Richmond officials forget about Marco Loney.
The Loney family and its supporters protested outside Richmond's City
Council meeting this evening.
Loney's mother Phyllis says her son's three year old child is the reason for
a wrongful death suit against the police officer.
IN Q=Of course the civil
((PHYLLIS LONEY/MARCO'S MOTHER: OF COURSE THE CIVIL SUIT WILL MAKE SURE MY
GRANDSON WILL HAVE A HAPPY LIFE. IT WON'T BRING HIM BACK... SURRENDERING.))
SUPER=01-Phyllis Loney/Marco's Mother;
The officer who fatally shot Marco Loney was cleared of any wrongdoing by a
Loney's relatives say they reject the grand jury's findings and would like
to see the officer prosecuted and fired.
Roanoke Police are STILL investigating a weekend pit bull attack on a
The dog has been quarantined to its owner's home after the attack.
Justin Loving suffered puncture wounds to his face and neck in the attack
His mother wants the dog destroyed.
David Lang, the dog's owner, says the pit bull was chained up when the
Lang says he had warned the boy to stay away from the dog while he was
Police say Lang has no license or vaccination record for the animal.
Still to come on News 7, potential bad news for the local economy, good news
for two lottery partners,
and a word of warning tonight for Christmas shoppers. Santa Claus may not be
the only one watching you.
MUSIC UP FULL
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President Clinton is preparing to take the airwaves tonight.
Tonight, in a nationally televised address, the President will try to
persuade Americans to support a NATO peace mission in Bosnia.
20- thousand U- S troops are expected to be sent to the former Yugoslavia to
help carry out the peace treaty.
But according to a C- B- S News poll, the President has a lot of convincing
The survey shows 60- percent of Americans are against sending American
Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte is one of those siding AGAINST
IN Q=I think we've
((CONGRESSMAN BOB GOODLATTE: I THINK WE'VE ACCOMPLISHED A LOT BY NOT HAVING
THOSE TROOPS ON THE GROUND AND I DON'T THINK GIVEN THE TENUOUS SITUATION, THEY
WILL BE IN OVER THERE THAT THIS IS GOING TO HELP TO END A CONFLICT THAT HAS
BEEN GOING ON FOR HUNDREDS, PERHAPS THOUSANDS OF YEARS. ))
OUT Q=thousands of years
Goodlatte says the President deserves to make his case tonight and that
Congress will support the troops' peace mission when if and when they go to
The Governor's NOT biting on allegations that his administration
handed out computers to classrooms based on politics instead of need.
Governor Allen turned a pre- election negative into a positive in September,
by announcing that state layoffs had freed up hundreds of computers for
The Virginian-Pilot reported last week that the first round of computers
went to schools where Republican incumbent Senators -- like Roanoke's Brandon
Bell -- were in tight races for re-election.
IN Q=How they were
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: HOW THEY WERE DISTRIBUTED WAS LEFT TO BE DETERMINED AS I
UNDERSTOOD IT BY THE FOLKS WHO HAD THEM, AND THE SECRETARY OF ADMINISTRATION.
AND CLEARLY THEY WERE GOING TO SCHOOLS, AND I CERTAINLY HOPE THEY COORDINATED
IT TO THE EXTENT THEY COULD WITH THE LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS.))
OUT Q=local school districts.
When asked whether he was concerned that the computers did NOT all end up at
the neediest schools, Allen said "there are more needs than there are computers
The Governor made NO comments about the political implications of where the
computers ended up.
If you're looking for work, your search may get tougher in the months ahead.
A new study out says our area, along with the rest of the country, is
feeling the affects of a slowing economy.
Len Besthoff has the story.
IN Q=Nat Sot
SUPER=01-Ann Ward/Manpower Inc.; :10
OUT Q=LB, News-7.
Nat Sot FROM LBSTOCK TOT
If you're looking for a manufacturing job in the Roanoke Valley, you might
be in luck, at least according to the latest survey by Manpower Incorporated.
SOT ANN WARD RAW TAPE 00:07:31
IN Q=The best
((ANN WARD/MANPOWER INC.: THE BEST WILL BE IN THE DURABLE GOODS, WHERE WE HAVE
FURNITURE, OR THINGS THAT DON'T WEAR OUT.))
OUT Q=don't wear out.
But Manpower says in the first three months of next year, 10-percent of
Roanoke area employers plan to add workers, and 13-PERCENT plan cutbacks.
Things are better in greater Lynchburg, where 16 percent plan to hire, and
six-percent say they'll reduce their staffs.
SOT WARD TAPE 00:07:42
IN Q=In Lynchburg
((WARD: IN LYNCHBURG, THEY'RE SAYING THEY'RE GONNA BE GOOD IN CONSTRUCTION.))
OUT Q=in construction.
Nat Sot FROM LBSTOCK TOT
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IN Q=And this
((WARD: AND THIS IS REAL STRANGE FOR THIS TIME OF THE YEAR BECAUSE OF THE
WEATHER. AND THEY ALSO SAY THAT THEY'RE GONNA BE GOOD IN FINANCE, INSURANCE,
AND SOME OF THE SERVICE TYPE JOBS.))
OUT Q=service type jobs.
Manpower says even though things sound better in Lynchburg, its hiring pace
will actually be slower than a year ago.
It's also important to note that the first quarter of the year is usually
the weakest when it comes to hiring.
Len Besthoff, News-7.))
Blue Chip stocks enjoyed another record day today.
Investors with images of lower interest rates dancing in their heads helped
the DOW GAIN 22 points, to close at five-thousand-71.
This season thousands of shoppers will be hitting the malls in search of
that special gift.
But as Ron Jones reports as holiday shoppers look for bargains some
criminals may be looking for them.
IN Q=Tis the season
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Tom Kincaid/Roanoke Co. Police; :22
OUT Q=Ron Jones News Seven.
((Tis the season to pull out that cash, credit card, or check and spend,
Whether you make the sales or not, you probably know of someone who will.
But according to law enforcement officials as the shoppers prey on products
someone MAY be preying on them.
Police officers offer a few tips to make your holiday shopping a safe one.
((TOM KINCAID/ROANOKE CO. POLICE: THINGS LIKE TRAVELING WITH COMPANIONS AND
SHOPPING WITH FRIENDS INSTEAD OF BEING ALONE. MOST CRIMINALS LIKE TO FIND
SOMEONE THAT'S BY THEMSELF TO TARGET AS THE VICTIM. THINGS LIKE NOT LEAVING
PROPERTY UNATTENDED IN YOUR CAR. IF YOU ARE DOING YOUR SHOPPING MAKE SURE YOU
KEEP YOUR PURCHASES WITH YOU. DON'T GO BACK OUT TO THE CAR AND PUT THEM IN THE
CAR WHERE A WOULD BE CRIMINAL COULD BE WORKING THROUGH THE PARKING LOT LOOKING
Officer Kincaid also says advise not flashing your cash and take only what
And if you don't have money on you?
((DON'T ASSUME THAT NO ONE WILL WANT TO ROB YOU BECAUSE YOU DON'T HAVE ANY
MONEY. WELL, THE PERSON COMING UP TO ROB YOU DOESN'T KNOW KNOW THAT. SO JUST
HAVE A PLAN, THINK ABOUT IT IN ADVANCE WAT YOU WOULD DO AND TRY TO REDUCE YOUR
But if you are approached.
((DON'T RESIST GIVE THEM THE MONEY AND JUST CALL THE POLICE AFTERWARDS AND
WE'LL SEE IF WE CAN LOCATE THEM AFTER THE FACT. WHATEVER MONEY YOU HAVE OR
PERSONAL PROPERTY IS NOT WORTH YOU GETTING HURT.))
Law enforcement officials want you to remember, you don't have to be
paranoid while doing your Christmas shopping-- just prepared.
Ron Jones, News Seven.))
Two friends from Hampton have proven once again that seven is a lucky
W-M Phillips and Gail Hinson have played Lotto together for seven years.
Today they were in Richmond, claiming the 24-point-eight-million-dollar
jackpot that was up for grabs last Wednesday.
SOT CONUS AFTERNOON FEED 15:37:34
IN Q=I couldn't
((GAIL HINSON/LOTTO WINNER: I COULDN'T BELIEVE WE WON. THE NUMBERS, THE
NUMBERS WERE RIGHT. I HAD TO LOOK AT IT A LOT...A LONG TIME.))
SUPER=01-Gail Hinson/VA Lottery Winner;
OUT Q=a long time.
This morning they picked up the first of 20 checks for more than
843-thousand-dollars, after taxes.
Coming up tonight in sports, Frank Beamer sounds off at Miami, and Dave
Braine talks about his day on the phone with bowl officials.
A court date is set for UVa kicker Rafael Garcia.
and your hometown station is all set for tomorrow night's LIVE telecast
between VMI and Washington & Lee at Cameron Hall.
Virginia Tech athletic director Dave Braine spent most of today on the
phone with officials from four bowls while the 13th ranked Hokies continue to
play the waiting game.
SUPER=03-Orange Bowl/This Past Weekend; :00
Miami's win over Syracuse increased the Hurricanes chances of an Orange
Bowl berth, but Braine remains positive about a Hokie Alliance bid.
IN Q=I do not
SUPER=01-Dave Braine/Va.Tech Athletic Director; :00
OUT Q=...sunday afternoon"
Tech beat Miami this year, but, today, a Hurricane player referred to Tech
as a third rate team that played an easy schedule.
IN Q=Not only
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...our players
SS=UVA PEACH BOWL
The Peach Bowl bound Virginia Cavaliers got some more good news today as Tiki
Barber was named one of eight finalists for the Doak Walker award that
recognizes the best running back in the country.
Tickets for the Peach Bowl are now on sale at the UVa box office located
inside University Hall.
Single game tickets are $40, and they can be purchased by calling
In case you'll be in the Charlottesville area, the box office is open nine to
five Monday Through Friday.
In one other UVa football note, there is still no word on whether or not
Cavalier kicker Rafael Garcia will be with the team for the December 30th Peach
Garcia was arrested and charged with Driving under the influence early Friday
morning around 2:30am in Danville.
The 21 year old did not appear at his arraignment today in General District
court as a January 4th court date to hear the charges was set.
Rafael's 20 field goals this season are a UVa school record.
One of the Big East conference's football coaches was fired today as Rutgers
released Doug Graber.
The Scarlet Knights were 4-and-7 this season, and attendance was poor at home
Graber, who won 29 games and lost 36 in his tenure, including a 7-and-4
record in 1992, had three remaining years on his contract.
Tomorrow night WDBJ present the first meeting ever in Lexington between
neighboring Universities VMI and W&L.
Our coverage begins at 7:30, but it's taken over 54 years for the rivalry to
((BART BELLAIRS/VMI HEAD COACH:))
((CAM DYER/WASHINGTON & LEE FORWARD:))
SUPER=01-Bart Bellairs/VMI Head Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Cam Dyer/Washington & Lee Forward; :31
OUT Q=...GOOD RIVALRY."
GRAPHIC=NEWS 7 SPORTS
And finally tonight a bizarre and shocking beginning to a boxing match in
Cape Town, South Africa.
As Englishman Warren Stowe and middleweight champ Simon Maseko were about to
begin their fight, armed gunman burst into the arena attempting to rob the
Take a look and listen.
IN Q=AUDIO FULL
SUPER=03-Cape Town, South Africa; :00
OUT Q=...IN THE HALL.
A security guard was killed in the incident and the four gunman escaped as
did the spectators who almost ran over each other heading for the doors.
((Closed captioning is brought to you by Carilion Health System and WDBJ-7.))