Coming up on news seven at eleven
a Danville teenager is dead following a shooting incident this afternoon.
Police say he was shot twice in the chest-- police are now looking for
A two day standoff in Philadelphia has ended after Millionaire John E.
Dupont was arrested.
And the Cowboys are champs once again.
News seven a eleven is next.
A Danville teenager died this evening after being shot in the chest.
The shooting happened around five on Winslow Street.
Authorities have identified the victim as 16- year old Tony Spraggins of
2-29 Shamlock Drive.
He was apparently shot twice with a nine-millimeter pistol.
Police say there were witnesses to the shooting.
They're now searching for a 16- year old suspect.
A Lexington man died early this morning following a traffic accident in
It happened around 2:30.
Police say 22-year-old David Thompson Junior was driving north on route 2-51
near Collierstown at a high rate of speed when his vehicle lost control and
struck a tree.
He was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he later died.
It's usually very dangerous for police officers when they respond to
domestic violence calls.
Last night, a man barricaded himself in his house, and fired shots as
officers in Pearisburg (PARIS-Burg) tried to serve him a warrant.
Tracy Altizer has more.
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SUPER=01-Sgt. J.C. Martin/Pearisburg Police; :43
SUPER=01-Lt. Curtis Bailey/Va. State Police; 1:12
OUT Q=Altizer, News 7.
SOT nat of gunshot
((THAT SHOT SOUNDED LIKE IT MAY HAVE COME FROM OUTSIDE. ))
Throughout the tense standoff, a total of four shots rang out from 111
Woodrum Avenue, the home of Marvin Donald Kirk, Junior and his wife Lisa Kirk.
Police say Don Kirk flew into a rage when officers arrived to serve him
with two misdemeanor warrants.
Lisa Kirk had secured a warrant against her husband for assault and battery.
Another woman had charged him with curse and abuse.
suThe standoff began around 7:40p.m. Police say two officers were escorting
Kirk's wife away from the house. They made it as far as the front porch when
Kirk allegedly fired one round from his rifle.
((SGT. J.C. MARTIN/PEARISBURG POLICE: AT THIS POINT THE OFFICERS BACKED OFF, WE
SECURED THE RESIDENCE, EVACUATED THE RESIDENTIAL AREAS AROUND THE HOUSE. ))
And for the next four hours officers from the State Police tactical
response team, the Giles County Sheriff's Department and Pearisburg police
waited, and negotiated with Kirk over the phone.
Police said he was extremely agitated, and fired his weapon three more
Officers never returned his fire, and no one was hurt during the ordeal.
((LT. CURTIS BAILEY/VA STATE POLICE: HE TALKED TO THE SERGEANT IN CHARGE OF THE
TACT TEAM, THE SHERIFF AND HIS FATHER AND BROTHER, AND CONVINCED HIM THAT HE
WASN'T IN TOO MUCH TROUBLE AND TALKED HIM INTO COMING OUT. ))
Kirk finally walked unarmed onto his porch, asked police not to shoot, then
laid down and surrendered.
Besides the two misdemeanors charged in the original warrants, he now faces
three counts of attempting to kill police officers. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))
A similar situation ended today in Pennsylvania...
Millionaire John E. Dupont is behind bars tonight, charged with murder.
He was arrested at his mansion ending a standoff that began on Friday.
Regina Blakely has the story.
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SUPER=03-Newtown Square, PA; :00
SUPER=01-Lt. Jack Francis/Police Task Force; :26
SUPER=01-Nancy Schultz/Dave Schultz's Widow; 1:01
SUPER=01-Regina Blakely/Reporting; 1:16
OUT Q=Regina Blakely for CBS News.
((After holding police at bay for 48-hours..millionaire john dupont was
apprehended..placed in custody and charged with murder..there's still no word
on the motive. dupont did not surrender unaware that the police had turned off
the heat to his home on friday..dupont told police he was getting cold and was
leaving the home to fix the boiler. that turned out to be the golden
opportunity for police to capture him unarmed.
LT. JACK FRANCIS/NEWTOWN SQUARE POLICE
Dupont now stands accused of murdering 36-year old olympic wrestler dave
schultz--seen here in red. his wife who lived on the dupont property with
schultz and their children and who witnessed the shooting..still doesn't
understand...but says she must now shift her focus.
SOT/NANCY SCHULTZ/DAVE SCHULTZ'S WIDOW
Police in Waterville, Maine, arrested a 37-year-old man in a stabbing attack
that left two nuns dead and two other nuns hospitalized.
Police say last night Mark Bechard (BEE'-shard) broke into a chapel, beat
and stabbed some nuns, and continued his attack in the CONvent.
Officials said Bechard may have attended mass with the nuns in the past.
IN Q=I don't have
((CHIEF JOHN MORRIS/WATERVILLE POLICE DEPT.: I DON'T HAVE A HANDLE ON THE
MOTIVE WHAT HE WAS DOING THERE. WHAT THE ISSUES WERE AT ALL AT THIS TIME.))
SUPER=01-John Morris/Waterville Police Chief;
OUT Q=at this time.
The dead were identified as Mother Superior Edna Cardozo, 68, and sister
Mary Fortin, 67.
One of the two injured nuns remains hospitalized today in serious condition,
and the other is listed in stable condition.
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
The Floyd County board of supervisors starts off the new year with four new
And Danville residents brought history to life today, with a march in the
last confederate capitol.
Kimberly in wx office
A cloudy and cold evening out there.
Two approaching frontal systems will play a role in our weather as soon as
We could see some scattered snow or rain showers-- but not much
Meanwhile, more precipitation could fall by mid- week.
We'll sort it all out for you-- coming up in the forecast.
So, keep it right here.
MUSIC UP FULL
In Danville, some celebrated a bit of history today.
More than a hundred Civil War buffs-- some wearing costumes, carrying
Confederate flags and even muskets were part of a parade through downtown
Teresa Hamilton reports.
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SUPER=07-Jim Summers; :24
SUPER=07-Glenn Vaughn; :36
SUPER=07-Denise Verdi; :52
SUPER=01-Wayne Byrd/Local HPA President; 1:09 QUICK!!!
OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7.
((This is the third year, the Last Capitol of the Confederacy has served as
a backdrop for the Lee- Jackson Heritage Parade.
take sound of the muskets
The event is sponsored by the Danville Chapter of the Heritage Preservation
For those who take part, the parade is a way to show off their Southern
((JIM SUMMERS: THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT, WE ALL HAVE PROVEN HERITAGE IN THE
CONFEDERACY, WE KNOW OUR GENEALOGY AND WE KNOW WHO WE ARE WE'RE JUST TRYING TO
PROTECT OUR HERITAGE. ))
((GLENN VAUGHN: IT'S A SENSE OF PRIDE IN SOUTHERN HERITAGE AND YOUR BACKGROUND,
JUST A CELEBRATION IN THAT.))
Organizers plan to make the parade an annual tradition.
Each year, more than a hundred civil war re-enactors travel from all over the
South to take part.
IN Q=I don't
((DENISE VERDI:I DON'T THINK IT SHOULD BE A SENSE OF PRIDE FOR ANY GENDER, I
THINK IT'S SOMETHING ALL SOUTHERNERS, MALE, FEMALE HAVE IN THEIR HEART. ))
OUT Q=end with nat sound
take stand up
There were no big names at this year's celebration. A year ago, Republican
Pat McSweeney was a guest speaker.
((WAYNE BYRD/LOCAL HPA PRESIDENT: WELL THAT WAS A MONUMENT DEDICATION,
SOMETHING YOU ONLY DO ONCE IN A LIFE TIME. ))
The monument and Confederate flag pole was erected outside the Danville
Museum of Fine Arts and History-- HPA members want everyone to remember
Danville as the Last Capitol of the Confederacy year 'round. Teresa Hamilton,
The new year meant new leadership for Floyd County.
A Board of Supervisors with four new members took the helm at the beginning
of this month.
As Denise Allen reports, the board of mostly rookies is facing some major
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SUPER=01-David Ingram/Floyd Co. Supervisor; :09
SUPER=03-Floyd Co.; :20
SUPER=01-Kirby Harris/Floyd Co. Supervisor; :31
SUPER=01-Gary Gillespie/Floyd Co. Supervisor; 1:05
SUPER=01-James Thornton/Floyd Co. Supervisor; 1:13
SUPER=01-Donald Linkous/Floyd Co. Supervisor; 1:28
OUT Q=News 7 Floyd County.
(( David Ingram is the only incumbent on the Floyd County Board of
Voters ousted two incumbents and two more retired.
((DAVID INGRAM/FLOYD CO. SUPERVISOR: THEY SEE THINGS ARE NOT GOING AS THEY
SHOULD AND THEY WANT A CHANGE. WHEN'S THERE'S AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THAT CHANGE
THEY REACH OUT AND GO FOR THAT.))
Some say a controversial user fee, known in the county as the environmental
fee, pushed voters to make the change.
Officials say the fee helps the county meet the rising cost of the waste
((KIRBY HARRIS/FLOYD CO. SUPERVISOR: THE BIGGEST PROBLEM THE PEOPLE THAT
TALKED TO ME ABOUT WAS THE FACT THAT THEY DIDN'T FEEL IT WASN'T FARE. IF WE DO
KEEP IT WE WILL HAVE TO LOOK AT A WAY TO MAKE IT MORE FARE OR IF WE DON'T KEEP
IT WE'LL HAVE TO LOOK FOR OTHER ALTERNATIVES.))
The changes in the county's government also includes a new county
Randy Arno vacated the job late last year.
The board is narrowing down the list of candidates this week.
Once the new administrator comes on board, supervisors will start looking
into ways to bring businesses to the county.
All the supervisors agree, it's the only way to keep their small county
((GARY GILLESPIE/FLOYD CO. SUPERVISOR: I DON'T THINK THEY'RE GOING TO COME
LOOKING FOR PLACES LIKE FLOYD. WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO GET OUT THERE AND REALLY
LOOK AND TRY TO FIND SOME INDUSTRIES THAT WILL COME HERE.))
((JAMES THORNTON/FLOYD CO. SUPERVISOR: WELL WE GOT A SHELL BUILDING. THE LAST
BOARD PURCHASED A FARM FOR AN INDUSTRIAL PARK.))
((DONALD LINKOUS/FLOYD CO. SUPERVISOR: I'D LIKE TO SEE A SMALL SHOPPING
CENTER, DRUG STORE, GROCERY STORE, TO HOPEFULLY CREATE A LITTLE COMPETITION.))
Board members say they're hoping November's high voter turnout translates
into community involvement.
They say the best way for them to serve the county is to get input from
residents at their monthly meetings.
Denise Allen News 7 in Floyd County.))
Last weekend's fatal fire in Roanoke has raised awareness of the need for
The Roanoke Fire Department has done its share-- giving away smoke detectors
Now, a Valley wide civic group is trying to supplement that effort.
IN Q=Since last spring
((MICHELLE BONO/ROANOKE PUBLIC INFORMATION: SINCE LAST SPRING WHEN WE DID OUR
INSPECTION PROGRAM AND WE REALLY LAUNCHED A BIG PUBLIC RELATIONS EFFORT, WE'VE
GIVEN AWAY 650 SMOKE DETECTORS. SO WE KNOW THAT'S JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG,
BUT WE'RE REALLY TRYING TO TAKE THIS TRAGEDY AND USE IT AS A WAY TO SAY TO
PEOPLE, IF YOU DON'T HAVE A SMOKE DETECTOR GET ONE NOW AND IF YOU HAVE ONE, GO
AHEAD AND CHECK THAT BATTERY AND MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ONE ON EACH LEVEL AND MAYBE
EVEN PUT THEM INTO THE BEDROOMS.))
SUPER=01-Michelle Bono/Public Information Officer;
OUT Q=put them into the bedrooms.
The home on Stewart Avenue that caught fire last Saturday night had no smoke
detector, and fire officials say an alarm might have given Christine Duncan and
her four grandchildren a chance to escape.
Fire officials are also stressing the importance of using properly rated
extension cords with electrical appliances.
IN Q=Most people do see every extension
((JIM GRIGSBY/ROANOKE FIRE CHIEF: MOST PEOPLE DO SEE EVERY EXTENSION CORD AS
ALIKE AND THEY'RE DIFFERENT. AND IF YOU HAVE AN ELECTRICAL APPLIANCE, WHETHER
THAT BE A HEATER OR A HAIR DRYER OR A CURLING IRON, IT SHOULD BE RATED TO THE
PROPER EXTENSION CORD.))
SUPER=01-Jim Grigsby/Roanoke Fire Chief;
OUT Q=the the proper extension cord.
The recent fires have made smoke detectors hot items at area stores.
IN Q=WE MIGHT HAVE
((WALT CASSADY/KMART OPERATIONS MGR.: WE MIGHT HAVE SOLD 24 PIECES IN WEEK
LONG SALE. WE SOLD THAT IN A FEW HOURS OF BUSINESS THIS MORNING. WE HAD TO
REORDER AND SHOULD HAVE 60 PIECES BY THE END OF THE WEEK.))
SUPER=01-Walt Cassady/Kmart Operations Mgr.;
OUT Q=END OF THE WEEK
Walt Cassady says most smoke detectors are sold during fire prevention
He says recent sales have matched that month.
MUSIC ON TAPE
Steve will have Super Bowl Highlights,
A Super CENTER has just opened next to Valley View Mall.
How will its presence affect other businesses in the area?
We'll see after this.
MUSIC UP FULL
Civic leaders turn their attention to the Henry Street District,
And Bath County's flood damage estimates are pouring in.
Len Besthoff recaps the week's top economic stories in southwest and central
Virginia with the News-7 Business Review.
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SUPER=03-Salem/File Tape; :24
SUPER=03-Bath Co./Last Week; 1:07
OUT Q=NAT SOT
With the Hotel Roanoke renovation complete, Roanoke has another big project
On Tuesday community leaders unveiled an 18-million-dollar plan to renovate
the Henry Street area.
Norfolk Southern posted another strong set of financial results.
The railroad giant had a 713-million-dollar profit last year.
G-E Drive Systems in Salem says it may send close to 150 jobs to Mexico.
But the company emphasizes that even if the proposal is carried out, it will
NOT result in any layoffs in Salem.
The latest radio ratings in the Roanoke-Lynchburg market show a clear winner
for the most listeners overall.
Country station WYYD-FM is on top, nearly doubling the numbers of its
WalMart opened its first SuperCenter in the Roanoke Valley Wednesday.
It employs 420 people.
The Valley View Mall next door says this should increase its customer
traffic...though in the next 18 months nearly a quarter of its storefronts will
change over due to a number of expired leases, and lackluster holiday sales.
The flood that battered Bath County last week took a toll on its largest
The Homestead Resort says it suffered two-and-a-half-million-dollars of
Litton-Fibercom of Roanoke has permanently reduced 51 jobs due to a slowdown
The computer network company says most of the cutbacks will come from its
Checking the Dow Jones Industrial Average for the week, it rose 87-points,
closing at 5271-point-7-5.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review.
Super Bowl 30 is in the books and the Dallas Cowboys are the NFL champions
for the third time in four years. America's team beat Pittsburgh 27 to 17.
SUPER=03-Tempe, AZ/NBC; :00
Dallas scored on it's first three possessions. the Cowboys went up
13-nothing. Quarterback Troy Aikman connected with Jay Novechek on a three yard
pass route left virtually uncontested.
Pittsburgh closed the gap to 13-7 at the half. Neal Odonnell connects with
yancy Thigpen on thyis bullet. Thigpen beats sanders for the TD.
But the story turned out to be Turnovers. dallas Cornerback Larry brown
intercepted two passes on the way to being named the Super Bowl MVP. He
snatched one pass in the third quarter. he returned the stolen rock 43 yards to
the Pittsburgh 18 yard line
Two plays later, Emmitt Smith Scored on a one yard run, Emmitt had
two TD's on the night.
Then with dallas leading 20-17 with four minutes left in the game; Brwon
intecepted another pass and returned it 34 yards to the Steelers 6.
Smith registered his second TD 2 plays later.
The Cowboys win and the NFC dominating ways continue.
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SUPER=01-Michael Irvin/Dallas Receiver; :00
SUPER=01-Deion Sanders/Dallas Cornerback; :18
OUT Q=...this game"
GRAPHIC=Super Bowl 30
The folks in tempe and in dallas are not the only ones celebrating the
Cowboys Super Bowl win. The Cowboys have quite a few fans right here in
America's team had a number of fans out at Shakers hootin and Hollering
over the Cowboys 27-17 victory.
And on the winning touchdown the place erupted.
After the win, Roanoke fans showed off their Cowboys apparel and talked about
IN Q="What can I say
SUPER=01-Mark Schmidt/Cowboys Fan; :00
SUPER=01-Jeff Russell/Cowboys Fan; :08
SUPER=01-David West/Redskins Fan; :15
OUT Q=....good drinks too"
It was hardly a super day for the Virginia Cavaliers. The Wahoos fell to
4th ranked Connecticut 76-46 on the Huskies hard wood.
SUPER=03-Hartford, CT/Cavaliers vs. Huskies; :00
Jeff Jones's Cavaliers would be outscored 39 to 18 in the first half
Curtis Staples kept UVa close in the first 10 minutes of the game with
this three pointer and UConn led 11-7.
But Ray Allen was unstoppable, as he answered Staples marksmanship with
some sharp shooting of his own.
The Cavs had little success taking the ball inside, but Jamal Robinson did
get by on this drive and hoop.
UVa closed to within 5 late in the first half on Courtney Alexander's
basket, but Allen was too hot for Virginia.
He gave his team a 12 point lead on SUPER=33-Connecticut/=76/Virginia/=46
this basket off the screen; Allen was 4 for 4 from the field at that point.
Norman Nolan did end a Uconn 16 point run with this shot from in the paint
but Virginia falls to the Huskies 76-46.
The Duke Blue devils notched their first three game winning streak since
1994 today. Coach "K"'s boys beat Maryland by 10 at Cameron.
SUPER=03-Durham, NC; :00
Mario Lucas did silence the Cameron crazy's for a brief moment with this 3
pointer, but you can't keep good fans down for long...or a good team for that
Jeff capel finds the runway and takes off for this basket. Duke led by as
much as 20 in this ACC battle.
Chris Collins also has licence to drive as he takes the rock in the paint
and gets the roll for the Blue devils.
Maryland never quit and did cut the lead to 7 with 5:10 to go. Keith Booth
makes a statement with the slam,
But the quiet Crag Wojciechowski made the loudest statement. he hit a trey
with 2:58 remaining and Duke wins 83-73.
The Virginia Tech Women improved to 5 and 10 on the season today with a
87-82 overtime win over Xavier at the cassell.
Hokie center Michelle Hollister led all scorers with 27 points. Here she
takes Cherry banks's miss and puts it back late in second half.
Then with 6 seconds left in the game, her Hokies trailing by 2, she nails the
shot to send the game into overtime.
Former Floyd County star Lynnette Nolley shined in OT as she sunk this trey,
she had 9 points and the Lady Hokies beat Xavier by 5 in OT. Now the numbers!!
Chyron in motion
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and still to come tonight, Boris is the man down under as he wins the
and, like most teams in the NBA, the Suns fail to grab the Bulls by the
horns. Words from Michael and Sir Charles when we come back
The Chicago Bulls came from behind against Phoenix to win their club
record 15th consecutive game.
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/Suns vs. Bulls; :00
Chicago is now 22 and OH at the United Center and the Bulls have now won
their last 29 regular season home games. All that adds up to a league best 38
and 3 record.
Michael Jordan scored 31 points in a game that featured two of the sports
best in "AIR" and Sir Charles.
Michael and Scottie Pippen received many passes from
Dennis Rodman. The worm collected 20 rebounds; an average day for Denny.
Sir Charles added 20 points and 16 boards for the Suns, but The Bulls win
93-82 after trailing by 7 at the half.
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((CHARLES BARKLEY/PHOENIX FORWARD:))
((MICHAEL JORDAN/SCORED 31 POINTS:))
SUPER=01-Charles Barkley/Phoenix Forward; :00
SUPER=01-Michael Jordan/Scored 31 Points; :15
OUT Q=...for us"
Finally, Boris Becker's biggest dream is to sweep the grand slams. Today;
that dream got a dose of reality.
SUPER=03-Melbourne, Australia; :00
becker took a giant step towards that goal when he beat Michael Chang in
four sets to capture the Australian Open.
Becker dominated at the net and despite the vintage hustle from Chang;
Becker put the shots in places he could not get to.
Becker wins 6-2, 6-4, 2-6 and 6-2.
Monica seles won the women's title by beating Anka Huber 6-4 and 6-1 for
her major title since returning to tennis.
The Valley View mall area adds another retailer to its ranks.
But this latest addition is not just your average corner store.
It's a Walmart Supercenter, and the idea seems to be catching on.
The unique concept has something for almost everyone.
All the discount items are found in a the standard WalMart.
But it also sports groceries, a bank, and numerous other departments.
But what impact will the SuperCenter have on it's next door neighbor?
The marketing director at the Valley View Mall says WalMart should help, not
IN Q=It's gonna
((SCOTT ASHCRAFT/VALLEY VIEW MARKETING: IT'S GONNA WIDEN OUR MARKET, IT'S
GONNA GIVE PEOPLE MORE REASON TO COME TO OUR VICINITY, THEY HAVE TO DRIVE RIGHT
BY VALLEY VIEW...WALMART IS, WE WELCOME THE ADDITION.))
SUPER=01-Scott Ashcraft/Valley View Marketing;
OUT Q=the addition.
The Valley View Mall is a retail draw for nearly 70 miles in any direction.
Mall management says the construction of SuperCenters in the Roanoke area
may eventually pull in some year-round customers.
But the mall still expects its holiday season to be strong.