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7Campbell-Fire

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#=96-11
GRAPHIC=fire


A father and son are hospitilized following an early morning house fire in Campbell County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Forest;


Shortly after 3 o'clock, firefighters were called to this house off Route 8-11 in Forest.
The glow of the flames could be seen for more than a mile away, but crews had a difficult time finding the home.
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SOT 21:00:12
IN Q=Basement was fully

((ASST. CHIEF BUD RUSSELL/FOREST V.F.D.: BASEMENT WAS FULLY INVOLVED.. KNOCKED THE FIRE DOWN.))
SUPER=01-Asst. Chief Bud Russell/Forest V.F.D.; :00
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=knocked the fire down.
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VO-NAT


The father and son were taken to Lynchburg General Hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation.
Two other family members escaped unharmed.
Authorities don't know what caused the fire.
Crews spent several hours on the scene cleaning up the wreckage.
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7M'ville-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#95-112
GRAPHIC=Murder


In Martinsville, a woman admits to fatally stabbing her boyfriend but claims it was in self defense.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville/Last Night;


The victim is 32- year- old James Weldon Lee, Junior.
Authorities have charged Mary Mitchell with murder.
The incident happened yesterday afternoon at the Patrick Henry Apartment complex on Booker Road.
Police say Mitchell admitted to stabbing Lee in the chest-- but she said it was to protect herself from harm.
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SOT 8:21:37
IN Q=There was a domestic

((TONY TURNER/MARTINSVILLE POLICE DEPT.: THERE WAS A DOMESTIC DISPUTE BETWEEN THE TWO. BOTH WERE ARMED WITH KNIVES. HE SUPPOSEDLY SWUNG AT HER WITH A KNIFE AND SHE SWUNG BACK, STRIKING HIM IN THE CHEST. ))
SUPER=01-Tony Turner/Martinsville Police Dept.;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=in the chest
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TALENT=Melanie


Lee was pronounced dead at 5-45 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville- Henry County.
Police believe alcohol may have been involved.

7Pitts-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-10
GRAPHIC=shooting


Pittsylvania County authorities are looking for a connection between two acts of violence last night.
At least one person was shot and another assaulted.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./Last Night;


Authorities believe one of the incidents occurred on State road 9-69, near Callands.
They're not sure where the other crime occurred.
But officials say there's a good chance the incidents ARE linked since they both happened at about 10-15 in the same area of the County.
Few details on the incident have been released but authorities do say one the victims was apparently shot in the head.
One was hospitalized and the other was treated and released.
No arrests have been made.
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7schoolWatch


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=school info


Several schools are delayed or closed due to snow and flooding. take boards
(mel ad libs)




7weather


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


Taking a look now at the forecast for today -
It's going to become cloudy with a thirty percent chance of rain later in the day.
Highs will be in the low 40s.
Rain is likely tonight, changing to a mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain before ending.
Temperatures will be in the low 30s.

55Campbell-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#=96-11
GRAPHIC=fire


A father and son are hospitilized following an early morning house fire in Campbell County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Forest;


Shortly after 3 o'clock, firefighters were called to this house off Route 8-11 in Forest.
The glow of the flames could be seen for more than a mile away, but crews had a difficult time finding the home.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 21:00:12
IN Q=Basement was fully

((ASST. CHIEF BUD RUSSELL/FOREST V.F.D.: BASEMENT WAS FULLY INVOLVED.. KNOCKED THE FIRE DOWN.))
SUPER=01-Asst. Chief Bud Russell/Forest V.F.D.; :00
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=knocked the fire down.
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VO-NAT


The father and son were taken to Lynchburg General Hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation.
Two other family members escaped unharmed.
Authorities don't know what caused the fire.
Crews spent several hours on the scene cleaning up the wreckage.
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55Youth-Crime


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#95-115
GRAPHIC=murder


Police are stil looking for a Danville high student wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of a classmate.
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VO-NAT


16- year old Tony Spraggins was killed Sunday afternoon on Winslow Street.
He was a sophomore at George Washington High School.
SUPER=03-Danville/Sunday;


The wanted teen is also a student at the school.
Police aren't releasing his name because he's underage.
Witnesses say the two had a fight last week in the school cafeteria.
But neither police nor school officials will confirm if the incidents are related.
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SOT
IN Q=That may or may

((MAJ. B. C. ELLIOTT/DANVILLE POLICE DEPT.:THAT MAY OR MAY NOT BE SO, THERE'S BEEN A LITTLE SPECULATION ON THAT, BUT NOT ANYTHING REAL STRONG ON THAT AS YET, THAT WE WANT TO RELEASE ANYWAY. ))
SUPER=01-Maj. B. C. Elliott/Danville Police Dept.; :00
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=release anyway.
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VO-NAT


Officials at the National Center for Juvenile Justice say the number of teens charged with murder is on the rise.
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55Verdict


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE# edit of 96-7
GRAPHIC=Bolling, Joe


A Bedford County jury is recommending Joe Bolling serve 30 years in prison for killing his girlfriend.
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VO-NAT


Bolling says he accidentally shot 27 year old Torina Wright last June.
SUPER=03-Bedford;


His three day trial centered on how his .44 Magnum revolver could have fired IF he had NOT cocked the hammer or pulled the trigger.
Prosecutor Randy Krantz said the shooting was no accident.
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SOT 16:09:08
IN Q=This case is

((RANDY KRANTZ/THIS CASE IS MURDER.. THIS CASE ISN'T MANSLAUGHTER, IT'S MURDER. AND THE REASON THAT THIS IS MURDER IS THIS MAN WAS ABOUT AS MALICIOUS AS YOU CAN GET WHEN HE DECIDED TO INTRODUCE A GUN INTO IT.))
SUPER=01-Randy Krantz/Prosecutor;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=gun into it.
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VO-NAT


Bolling's bond has been revoked and he is behind bars awaiting official sentencing which will come in six to eight weeks.
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55schoolwatch


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


A number of schools are closed or delayed this morning because of icy road conditions or continuining problems caused by flooding. Take Schoolwatch
(mel ad libs)
RUNS=:45



55weather


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


Taking a look now at the forecast for today -
It's going to become cloudy with a thirty percent chance of rain later in the day.
Highs will be in the low 40s.
Rain is likely tonight, changing to a mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain before ending.
Temperatures will be in the low 30s.

8Campbell-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#=96-11
GRAPHIC=fire


A father and son are hospitilized following an early morning house fire in Campbell County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Forest;


Shortly after 3 o'clock, firefighters were called to this house off Route 8-11 in Forest.
The glow of the flames could be seen for more than a mile away, but crews had a difficult time finding the home.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 21:00:12
IN Q=Basement was fully

((ASST. CHIEF BUD RUSSELL/FOREST V.F.D.: BASEMENT WAS FULLY INVOLVED.. KNOCKED THE FIRE DOWN.))
SUPER=01-Asst. Chief Bud Russell/Forest V.F.D.; :00
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=knocked the fire down.
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VO-NAT


The father and son were taken to Lynchburg General Hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation.
Two other family members escaped unharmed.
Authorities don't know what caused the fire.
Crews spent several hours on the scene cleaning up the wreckage.
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8Pitts-Shooting


ANCHOR=Mel
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-10
GRAPHIC=shooting


Pittsylvania County authorities believe two violent acts that happened last night are related. One person was shot and another was assaulted.
Investigators are questioning witnesses.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./Last Night;


Authorities believe one of the incidents occurred on State road 9-69, near Callands.
They're not sure where the other crime occurred.
But officials say there's a good chance the incidents ARE connected since they both happened at about 10-15 in the same area of the County.
Few details on the incident have been released but authorities do say one the victims was apparently shot in the head.
One was hospitalized and the other was treated and released.
No arrests have been made.
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8M'ville-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#95-112
GRAPHIC=Murder


In Martinsville, a domestic dispute ends in the city's first murder of the year.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville/Last Night;


32- year- old James Weldon Lee, Junior was stabbed to death yesterday--
Authorities are charging his girlfriend, Mary Mitchell with the murder.
The incident happened in the afternoon at the Patrick Henry Apartments on Booker Road.
Police say Mitchell admitted to stabbing Lee in the chest-- but she said it was an act of self- defense.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 8:21:37
IN Q=There was a domestic

((TONY TURNER/MARTINSVILLE POLICE DEPT.: THERE WAS A DOMESTIC DISPUTE BETWEEN THE TWO. BOTH WERE ARMED WITH KNIVES. HE SUPPOSEDLY SWUNG AT HER WITH A KNIFE AND SHE SWUNG BACK, STRIKING HIM IN THE CHEST. ))
SUPER=01-Tony Turner/Martinsville Police Dept.;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=in the chest
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TALENT=Melanie
SS=


Lee was pronounced dead at 5-45 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville- Henry County.
Police believe alcohol may have been involved.

8L'burg-March


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tho
TAPE#edit of 96-3
GRAPHIC=NONE


Lynchburg area ministers are planning a thousand man march.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


The event will be similar to the million man march held in Washington last fall.
The Thousand Man march is set for March 16th.
The crowd will be smaller than the Washington crowd, but the message will be the same.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Marchers will walk from the Lynchburg City Jail to the Court Street Baptist Church--
Organizers want men, women, and children--of all ages-- to march in SUPPORT of their communities.

8schoolwatch


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


A number of schools are closed or delayed this morning because of icy road conditions or because of continuining problems caused by flooding.
(take schoolwatch)
RUNS=:35


8weather


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


Taking a look now at the forecast for today -
It's going to become cloudy with a thirty percent chance of rain later in the day.
Highs will be in the low 40s.
Rain is likely tonight, changing to a mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain before ending. Temperatures will be in the low 30s.