08:25-01

7D'vill-Shoot

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE# 96-6
GRAPHIC=Murder


In Danville police are searching for a sixteen- year- old boy who is supected of fatally shooting another sixteen- year- old.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/Yesterday;


The shooting happened at about five o'clock on Winslow Street.
Authorities have identified the victim as 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.
(--------0--------)


7Kirk-Standoff


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=tal
TAPE# 95-115
GRAPHIC=Standoff


In Pearisburg, a tense four hour standoff as police tried to serve a warrant to a man suspected of spousal abuse.
Tracy Altizer has the story.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=nat of dogs barking, then gunshot
SUPER=03-Pearisburg/Saturday; :09
SUPER=@Tracy1; :31
SUPER=01-Sgt. J.C. Martin/Pearisburg Police; :43
SUPER=01-Lt. Curtis Bailey/Va. State Police; 1:12
RUNS=1:37
OUT Q=Altizer, News 7.

((
(/////SOT/////)
SOT nat of gunshot
RUNS=:04
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 6:59:05

((THAT SHOT SOUNDED LIKE IT MAY HAVE COME FROM OUTSIDE. ))
RUNS=:03


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.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 8:50:01

((SGT. J.C. MARTIN/PEARISBURG POLICE: AT THIS POINT THE OFFICERS BACKED OFF, WE SECURED THE RESIDENCE, EVACUATED THE RESIDENTIAL AREAS AROUND THE HOUSE. ))
RUNS=:07


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 times.
Officers never returned his fire, and no one was hurt during the ordeal.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 8:05:14

((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. ))
RUNS=:12


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.))

7North


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cro
TAPE# edit of north on 94-99 and miller and warner (gop advance) 95-106
GRAPHIC=republicans


Oliver North says he's staying neutral in the race for the Republican Senate nomination, but he sounds like he's already made his pick.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


But when he described his ideal candidate yesterday at a meeting of Republican leaders in Richmond, it sounded a lot like challenger Jim Miller.
And it did not sound like incumbent Republican John Warner.
Warner broke rank with the G-O-P in 19-94 to support an independent candidate instead of North.
North says Republicans need a candidate who would support conservative U-S Supreme Court nominees and back party nominees.
(-------------)


7SCHOOLWATCH


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=
WRITER=mel
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Some light snow is falling this morning in the higher elevations and that has promoted a few school distracts to delay opening this morning. TAKE SCHOOLWATCH
RUNS=:20
(mel ad libs)


And in Greenbier County, West Virginia, Alderson Elementary will be CLOSED again today.
That's due to the flooding earlier in the month.

7Weather


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


Taking a look at the forecast -
Today will be mostly cloudy with patches of light snow.
The snow will turn to sleet and freezing rain later in the day.
Temperatures will be in the upper 30s.
Tonight expect temperatures in the mid 30's.
Looking ahead, tomorrow will be a little warmer, with highs in the mid 40s.

55D'vill-Shoot


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE# 96-6
GRAPHIC=Murder


Danville police are searching for a 16- year- old who allegedly fatally shot another sixteen- year old in the chest.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/Yesterday;


It happened at about five o'clock last night on Winslow Street.
Authorities have identified the victim as Tony Spraggins of 2-29 Shamlock Drive.
He was apparently shot twice with a nine millimeter pistol.
(----------------)



55Henry-Fatal


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=none


A man from Bassett was killed in a single vehicle accident this morning.
It happened at about three o'clock on route 57 in Henry County.
Police say 46-year-old Roy Michael Anderson was driving west when he lost control of his pickup truck.
It ran off the road and struck a tree.
Anderson died an hour later at the hospital.


55Regulation


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=session 96


Government officials who regulate building safety are concerned about a bill that would alter the duties of the state fire marshal's office.
The office is part of the Department of Housing's division of building regulations.
The legislation would make it part of the Department of Public Safety's fire services board.
Building officials say it would no longer have the authority to help enforce the Uniform Statewide Building Code.


55Fire-Safety


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE# 95-111
GRAPHIC=Fire Safety


Meantime, last week's fatal fire in Roanoke has raised awareness about fire safety.
Namely the need for smoke detectors.
The Roanoke fire department has been busy distributing free smokedetectrs and now one Valley wide civic group is also trying to help.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
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;
RUNS=:24
OUT Q=put them into the bedrooms.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/January 20;


The home on Stewart Avenue that caught fire last week 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.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
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;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=the the proper extension cord.
(----------------)

wipe/wipe/wipe

55Smoke-Detectors


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 95-107
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The recent fires have made smoke detectors hot items at area stores.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 15:02:04
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.;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=END OF THE WEEK
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Walt Cassady says most smoke detectors are sold during fire prevention month.
He says recent sales have matched that month.
(----------------)



55SCHOOLWATCH


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=
WRITER=mel
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Some light snow is falling this morning in the higher elevations and that has promoted a few school districts to delay opening this morning. TAKE SCHOOLWATCH
RUNS=:20
(mel ad libs)


And in Greenbier County, West Virginia, Alderson Elementary will be CLOSED again today.
That's due to the flooding earlier in the month.

55Weather


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


Taking a look at the forecast -
Today will be mostly cloudy with patches of light snow.
The snow will turn to sleet and freezing rain later in the day.
Temperatures will be in the upper 30s.

8Fatal


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=none


In Henry County, an early morning car accident has taken the life of a man from Basett.
It happened at about three o'clock on route 57.
Police say 46-year-old Roy Michael Anderson was driving west when he lost control of his pickup truck, ran off the road and struck a tree.
Anderson died an hour later at the hospital.


8D'vill-Shoot


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE# 96-6
GRAPHIC=Murder


A sixteen year old Danville boy is wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of another sixteen year old.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/Yesterday;


The shooting happened at about five o'clock on Winslow Street.
Authorities have identified the victim as Tony Spraggins of 2-29 Shamlock Drive.
He was apparently shot twice with a nine millimeter pistol.
(----------------)



8Pearisburg-Standoff


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=tal
TAPE# edit of 95-115
GRAPHIC=Standoff


A Pearisburg man faces three counts of attempted murder following a police standoff over the weekend.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pearisburg/Saturday;


Throughout the four hour ordeal, a total of four shots rang out from 1-11 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 and fired shots at them.
Lisa Kirk had secured a warrant against her husband for assault and battery.
Kirk finally walked unarmed onto his porch, asked police not to shoot, then laid down and surrendered.
(-------------)


8Lee-March


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE# 96-1
GRAPHIC=None


A celebration of history in Danville yesterday.
As Teresa Hamilton reports more than one hundred Civil War buffs-- some in period dress, took part in a parade through the city's downtown.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=This is
SUPER=03-Danville/Yesterday; :00
SUPER=07-Jim Summers; :24
SUPER=07-Glenn Vaughn; :36
SUPER=07-Denise Verdi; :52
SUPER=@Teresa1; 1:03
SUPER=01-Wayne Byrd/Local HPA President; 1:09 QUICK!!!
RUNS=1:29
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 Association.
For those who take part, the parade is a way to show off their Southern Heritage.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=

((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. ))
RUNS=:00
OUT Q=
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=

((GLENN VAUGHN: IT'S A SENSE OF PRIDE IN SOUTHERN HERITAGE AND YOUR BACKGROUND, JUST A CELEBRATION IN THAT.))
RUNS=:00
OUT Q=


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.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
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. ))
RUNS=:00
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. end up
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=

((WAYNE BYRD/LOCAL HPA PRESIDENT: WELL THAT WAS A MONUMENT DEDICATION, SOMETHING YOU ONLY DO ONCE IN A LIFE TIME. ))
RUNS=:00
OUT Q=


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, News 7.))

8SCHOOLWATCH


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=mel
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=School Info


Some light snow is falling this morning in the higher elevations and prompting a few school districts to delay opening this morning. TAKE SCHOOLWATCH
RUNS=:20
(mel ad libs)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


And in Greenbier County, West Virginia, Alderson Elementary will be CLOSED again today.
That's due to the flooding earlier in the month.

8Weather


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


Taking a look at the forecast -
Today will be mostly cloudy with patches of light snow.
The snow will turn to sleet and freezing rain later in the day. Temperatures will be in the upper 30s.