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7Murder

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#96-4
GRAPHIC=Murder


Halifax County authorities are still looking for a suspect who gunned down an elderly store owner yesterday morning.
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The body 69- year old Bill Maxey was found outside his country store in the community Alton.
Authorities believe he was shot twice just before he opened the store.
A customer found the body outside a storage closet.
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((BILLY BOWES/MAXEY'S FRIEND: I REMEMBER HEARING IT ON THE SCANNER, ABOUT THAT TIME POLICE GOT THE CALL AND I JUMPED OUT OF MY BED AND RAN UP HERE.)) ((MAJ. RAY LINK/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: AT THE PRESENT TIME, IT LOOKS MORE LIKE A ROBBERY THAN A BREAK IN, IT DOESN'T APPEAR ANYTHING WAS BROKEN INTO. ))
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SUPER=01-Maj. Ray Link/Halifax Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :07
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State police are helping with the investigation.
The killer took the cash register so authorities don't know how much money was stolen.
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7Funeral


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#95-106
GRAPHIC=NONE


In Roanoke, tearful goodbyes to the five victims of fatal house fire.
Funeral services were held yesterday for Christine Duncan and her grandchildren.
Joe Dashiell has the story.
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((Mourners filed past five empty hearses as they filled the sanctuary at Belmont Baptist Church.
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((REV. WAYNE HARRISON/BELMONT BAPTIST CHURCH: FOR CHRISTINE, 46 YEARS WAS A BRIEF LIFE, BUT FOR MARK WHO TOMORROW WOULD BE SEVEN, AND FOR HIS YOUNGER BROTHERS CLYDE AND PATRICK AND FOR HIS SISTER NANCY LIFE HAD HARDLY BEGUN.))
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Fire ended their lives on Saturday night, when intense flames spread from an extension cord downstairs to the second floor apartment where the family lived.
But for relatives and friends, cousins and classmates, there are other enduring memories...
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((MY CONSTANT MEMORY OF CHRISTMAS WAS THAT OF PUSHING A BABY CARRIAGE WITH NANCY IN IT)) ((...WITH PATRICK DRAPED AROUND HER SHOULDERS AND CLYDE AND MARK HOLDING ONTO HER COATTAILS AND OFF THEY WENT.))
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Roanoke firefighters lead the way as the funeral procession moved to Evergreen Burial Park.
And there in donated spaces, the children were buried together... their grandmother nearby.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

7Dog-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#95-107
GRAPHIC=Fire


Another Roanoke house fire is being labeled suspicious.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


About twenty fire- fighters battled the blaze yesterday morning at 6-38 Marshall Avenue in Old Southwest.
But not before an upstairs apartment was completely gutted.
No one was found inside, but a number of pets died in the fire.
Eight dogs and two cats were killed from smoke inhalation or burns.
Fire investigators suspect the blaze started on a mattress-- even though no one was in the house.
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7SCHOOLS


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Two West Virginia school districts face another day of delays because of last week's flooding.
Pendleton County schools are delayed two hours this morning.
And Greenbrier County, Greenbrier East High School, Roncerverte Elementary and Alderson elementary are closed today.
The rest of the county schools are delayed two hours.
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Meantime, flooding has caused a serious water pumping problem in the town of Marlinton, West Virginia.
Residents on the town water system are being asked to conserve water.

7weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=nle
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Taking a look now at weather -
Your weekend is going to get off to a cloudy start today, with temperatures in the upper 30s.
Expect increasing cloudiness throughout the day.
Rain is in the forecast for tonight, heavy at times.
Temperatures will rise into the 40s.
The rain should end tomorrow, becoming partly cloudy and breezy - highs in the mid 40s.

55Southside-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#edit of 96-4
GRAPHIC=Murder


A manhunt is underway for a suspect in the murder of a Halifax County store owner.
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SUPER=03-Halifax Co./Yesterday;


69- year old Bill Maxey gunned down yesterday morning outside his Store in the community of Alton.
It happened as he was opening for business.
A customer found Maxey's body outside a storage closet.
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((BILLY BOWES/MAXEY'S FRIEND: I REMEMBER HEARING IT ON THE SCANNER, ABOUT THAT TIME POLICE GOT THE CALL AND I JUMPED OUT OF MY BED AND RAN UP HERE.)) ((MAJ. RAY LINK/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: AT THE PRESENT TIME, IT LOOKS MORE LIKE A ROBBERY THAN A BREAK IN, IT DOESN'T APPEAR ANYTHING WAS BROKEN INTO. ))
SUPER=01-Billy Bowes/Maxey's Friend; (Quick)
SUPER=01-Maj. Ray Link/Halifax Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :07
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State police are helping with the investigation.
The killer took the cash register so authorities don't know how much money was stolen.
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55Warner


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=bmy
TAPE# edit of 95-86 and 95-78
GRAPHIC=campaign 96


Financial disclosure forms show one of the men challenging Senator John Warner for his senate seat is a multi- millionaire.
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The forms indicate Mark Warner, a Democrat and Alexandria cellular telephone executive, is worth more than 100- million dollars. That makes him the most wealthy candidate...far wealthier than incumbent Senator John Warner. The two are not related.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Reports for the other candidates have not been filed, but John Warner's 19-95 form reported more than five million dollars in investments.


55Bath-Flooding


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#96-114
GRAPHIC=Flood Aftermath


Areas devastated by recent flooding are slowy recovering.
Bath County was among the regions hardest hit by the high water.
Jay Moore takes a look at the clean up effort in Hot Springs.
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(( What a difference a week makes.
Just last week a boat would have been a more appropriate means of transportation down main street in Hot Springs.
Now the water is gone but not before leaving six million dollars in damages.
County officials are still evaluating what kind of assistance is out there.
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((CLAIRE COLLINS/BATH CO. ADMINISTRATOR: TRYING TO SECURE SOME ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE, NOT ONLY FOR THE RESIDENTIAL HOME OWNER BUT ALSO FOR BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY. ))
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Several inches of rain combined with leftover snow made the flooding as bad as a decade ago.
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((COLLINS: IT IS SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE IN COMPARISON. PART OF THE COUNTY GOT HIT HARDER THAN THEY DID IN 1985 AND SOME DIDN'T GET HIT AS HARD. ))
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The major attraction in Hot Springs was hit hard.
The Homestead reports about two and a half million dollars in damages.
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((MARY SANDERS/HOMESTEAD RESORT: FORTUNATELY NOT MUCH OF IT GOT IN OR AROUND THE MAIN BUILDING OF THE HOTEL. WE PRIMARILY HAD DAMAGE ON THE THE OUTLYING AREAS WHERE WE HAVE CREEKS OR CULVERTS. ))
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((JAY MOORE/REPORTING: THE THREE GOLF COURSES HERE AT THE HOMESTEAD DID SUFFER SOME EROSION DAMAGE BUT MANAGEMENT SAYS WHEN GOLFERS TEE OFF WITHIN THE NEXT SEVERAL MONTHS EVERYTHING SHOULD BE UP TO PAR. IN HOT SPRINGS, JAY MOORE, NEWS 7.))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Meantime in West Virginia, flooding has caused a serious water pumping problem in the town of Marlinton.
People on the town water system are being asked to conserve water.

55SCHOOLS


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Last week's high water also continues to cause problems for West Virginia school districts.
Pendleton County schools are delayed two hours this morning.
In Greenbrier County, Greenbrier East High School, Roncerverte Elementary and Alderson elementary are closed today.
The rest of the county schools are delayed two hours.

55weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
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Taking a look now at weather -
Your weekend is going to get off to a cloudy start today, with temperatures in the upper 30s.
Expect increasing cloudiness throughout the day.
Rain is in the forecast for tonight, heavy at times.
Temperatures will rise into the 40s.
The rain should end tomorrow, becoming partly cloudy and breezy - highs in the mid 40s.

8Halifax-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tha
TAPE#96-4
GRAPHIC=Murder


The person who murdered a popular Halifax County store owner is still at large this morning.
69- year old Bill Maxey was killed outside his store early yesterday in the community of Alton.
Teresa Hamilton reports, authorities believe he was shot as he opened for business.
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SUPER=01-Stover Elliott/Maxey's Friend;:00 (Quick)
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((STOVER ELLIOTT/MAXEY'S FRIEND: I'VE BEEN KNOWING BILL FOR TEN OR 15 YEARS, HE WAS ALWAYS A GOOD FELLOW TO EVERYBODY. ))
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It will probably be some time before friends, family and even investigators make sense of Bill Maxey's death. Authorities say a customer was the one who discover his body outside a storage closet. He'd apparently been shot twice.
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((BILLY BOWES/MAXEY'S FRIEND: I REMEMBER HEARING IT ON THE SCANNER, ABOUT THAT TIME POLICE GOT THE CALL AND I JUMPED OUT OF MY BED AND RAN UP HERE.))
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Billy Bowes was another friend.
He believes Maxey was shot while grabbing a jug of water outside to make coffee.
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((MAJ. RAY LINK/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: AT THE PRESENT TIME, IT LOOKS MORE LIKE A ROBBERY THAN A BREAK IN, IT DOESN'T APPEAR ANYTHING WAS BROKEN INTO. ))
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Shortly after Major Link arrived, he contacted State Police.
It was then, authorities began photographing and collecting evidence.
The suspect did leave a trail.
Part of a cash register was on the ground outside--a 12-pack of soda was nearby.
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((YOU COULD WALK UP AND DOWN THE ROAD HERE AND NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT ANYBODY, BUT NOW IT SORT OF MAKES YOU THINK, ESPECIALLY AFTER THIS HAPPENED, IF YOU WANT TO WALK OR NOT. ))
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Authorities may never know, how much, if any money was taken from Bill's Country Store. Investigators say the suspect took the cash register. Teresa Hamilton, News 7, Halifax County.))

8Bolling


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-6
GRAPHIC=Bolling


The Bedford County murder trial of Joe Gardner Bolling continues today.
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SUPER=03-Bedford/Yesterday;


Bolling is accused of the shooting death of his girlfriend, 27- year- old Torina (toe-REE-nuh) Lynn Wright during an argument last June.
Bolling told police his .44 Magnum went off by accident, striking Wright-
She died of massive internal bleeding.
But prosecutor Randy Krantz says Bolling knew what he was doing when he went for his gun.
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((RANDY KRANTZ/BEDFORD CO. PROSECUTOR: THE EVIDENCE WILL SHOW THAT WHEN MR. BOLLING REACHED UP INTO THAT CLOSET THAT HE HAD A CHOICE AND WE WILL PUT FORTH TO YOU AT THAT TIME THAT ALSO CONTAINED IN THAT CLOSET AT THE SAME TIME IN ADDITION TO THE LOADED .44 MAGNUM REVOLVER, THAT IN HIS STATEMENT HE INDICATED THAT HE KNEW WAS LOADED, WAS ANOTHER PISTOL, A .25 CALIBER PISTOL, THAT HE KNEW THAT DID NOT WORK.))
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Defense attorney Phillip Baker says the victim told a rescue squad worker the shooting was an accident.
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8Arson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#NONE
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A Roanoke man has been arrested for setting fire to a home at 8-13 Patterson Avenue Tuesday night.
Twenty- year- old Phillip Vincent Orren is charged with the arson of an occupied dwelling.
Police are investigating a rash of fires in the southwest part of Roanoke.
Eight empty buildings have burned in recent days.
Orren has not been charged in any of those fires.

8Dog-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#95-107
GRAPHIC=Fire


Meantime a fire in Roanoke yesterday is being called suspicious.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


About twenty fire- fighters battled the blaze at 6-38 Marshall Avenue in Old Southwest.
No one was home, but eight dogs and two cats were killed in the blaze.
Fire investigators suspect the blaze started on a mattress.
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8schools


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=mel
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=school information


Two West Virginia school districts face another day of delays because of last week's flooding.
Pendleton County schools are delayed two hours this morning.
And Greenbrier County, Greenbrier East High School, Roncerverte Elementary and Alderson elementary are closed today.
The rest of the county schools are delayed two hours.

8weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#
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Taking a look now at weather -
Your weekend is going to get off to a cloudy start today, with temperatures in the upper 30s. Rain is in the forecast for tonight, heavy at times.