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7Deaths

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The death toll in the state from the weekend snow and ice storms now stands at six.
In Giles County, a friend found the body of 46-year-old William Mullins on Saturday in Mullins' front yard.
Mullins' body was covered with several inches of snow. The cause of death was not immediately known.
Over in Hanover County, an elderly man died of a heart attack Sunday after he finished shoveling snow.

7Wheeler


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A circuit judge says a Wythe County teenager will be tried as an adult in the murder of a Sheriff's Deputy.
Christopher Sean Wheeler is charged with killing Cliff Dicker.
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Dicker was shot in December of 1994 while trying to serve a juvenile petition on Wheeler.
SUPER=03-Wytheville/Yesterday;


Wheeler was 15 at the time.
A juvenile judge ordered him transferred to adult court.
In appealing the ruling, Wheeler's lawyers argued he would have a better chance at rehabilitation in the juvenile system.
The judge rejected the argument based on the serious nature of the crime.
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7Bryant-powell


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There will be no trial for the second defendant in a Danville murder case.
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VO-NAT


Bryant Lymont Powell made a plea agreement yesterday, so prosecutors dropped the murder charge.
SUPER=03-Danville/July 13;


In exchange, Powell pleaded guilty to robbery and abduction.
Powell had been charged with killing Angel Lewis DeJesus (de-Hay-seus) and his trial was scheduled to begin today.
The 32- year victim was found dead behind a house of Stephens Street.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Last week, a judge found Phil Clayborne guilty of murdering DeJesus.

7Orren


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Last month police arrested Phillip Orren for allegedly setting fire to an occupied home on patterson avenue.
Yesterday a Roanoke grand jury handed up indictments against Orren in seven more arson cases in the same neighborhood.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/December 4, 1995


The charges span a three- month period.
The prosecutor says Orren is a suspect in as many as 20 fires, including some dumpster fires.
SUPER=04-January 26


Orren lives in the same neighborhood where the house fires occurred.
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David Brian Barbour has also been indicted.
He's charged with setting two fires in Old Southwest on November 22nd.

7Franklin-Fire


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Meantime a Fire in Franklin County makes heroes out of two young men.
An elderly man was trapped in his house by a fire this weekend, but rescued by his teenage neighbors.
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SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


Amid the smoke and flames Pete Doyle heard two familiar voices shouting.
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((PETE DOYLE/HOUSE FIRE VICTIM: THEY KEPT SAYING, "PETE. WHERE ARE YOU?" THEN I SAID I'M IN HERE. I DIDN'T KNOW WHERE I WAS. IN MY BEDROOM OR WHERE. ))
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The help came from Virginia Tech student Michael Nunn and his 15- year- old brother Kevin.
Without hesitation, the brothers darted across the lawn, entered the burning house, and pulled Doyle to safety.
Kevin Nunn did not realize his efforts were considered heroic.
He says he was just trying to help out a friend in trouble.
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((KEVIN NUNN/HOUSE FIRE HERO: AFTER IT WAS OVER I WAS KIND OF FREAKED OUT. BUT I GUESS IT FELT PRETTY GOOD CAUSE WE GOT PETE OUT. ))
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Pete Doyle and Michael Nunn were both treated for smoke inhalation, but doctors say they'll both be fine.
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7weather


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Turning now to the forecast -
It's going to be sunny today.
Temperatures are going to be a warmer than yesterday, but it's still going to be cold - highs are only going to be in the mid 30s.
Tonight, skies will be mostly clear, with temperatures low in the mid teens.
Looking ahead, tomorrow will turn mostly cloudy, but a bit warmer with highs near 40s.
Stayed tuned to news 7 for information on school cancellations and delays.

55Cold-Weather


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The weekend snow and ice storms are to blame for six deaths in Virginia.
In Giles County, the body of 46-year-old William Mullins was found on Saturday covered with SEVERAL inches of snow.
The cause of death was NOT immediately known.
In Hanover County, an elderly man died of a heart attack Sunday AFTER he finished shoveling snow.
The records lows are also record demands for electricity.
American Electric Power customers in Virginia, West Virginia and Tennessee set a new peak of six-thousand-908 mega-watts at nine a-m yesterday.
In the meantime, the weather is being blamed for power outages and water main breaks, in addition to all kinds of other problems.
Ron Jones has the story.
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SUPER=01-Reggie Reynolds/Cattlemen's Assoc. Rep.; :23
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((Busted water pipes and slow moving traffic is the order of day in the Roanoke Valley.
Workers in Roanoke are fighting water main breaks on two fronts in both the north and south side.
Cattlemen aren't welcoming the cold either.
Their livestock have to work harder to stay warm by eating more food... if they can get to it. ((REGGIE REYNOLDS/CATTLEMEN'S ASSOC. REP: THE BAD THING IS WHEN WE GET THE SNOW LIKE WE GOT TWO WEEKS AGO IS GETTING TO THE CATTLE. AND ITS HAD TO TAKE SOME OF OUR CATTLE PRODUCERS ALL DAY.))
Which leads to slim cattle and bad beef rates per pound.
But some businesses haven't missed a beat because of the cold... especially the ice cream business? ((SHANE AMBURGUY/KATTIE'S ICE CREAM: BASED ON THE LAST SNOW STORM WE DID HAVE A DRAMATIC INCREASE OF PEOPLE PRIOR TO THE PREVIOUS TWO MONTHS.))
And for some the cold and snow is welcomed event.
This lady left Sunny Florida for one reason. ((REBECCA CAREY/ROANOKE RESIDENT: WELL, I WANTED TO GET AWAY FROM THE THE REAL HOT WEATHER... BUT HERE I AM.))
But whether you see the cold as a blessing or a curse the Department of Emergency Services officials say you must show it respect.
Ron Jones, News Seven, Roanoke.))

55Payne


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Democrat L- F Payne will return to the private sector and will not seek another term in Congress.
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SUPER=03-Danville/Yesterday;


Payne told reporters in Danville yesterday he is retiring.
Sources say he's being courted by high ranking officials in the Democratic party who want Payne to run for Lieutenant Governor.
Payne says he's eager to return to the private sector, but is open to other possibilities.
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((REP. L. F. PAYNE/(D) FIFTH DISTRICT: I WILL NOW HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY I THINK TO LOOK AT OPPORTUNITIES THAT MAY EXIST IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR AND I WILL EXPLORE A NUMBER OF THINGS IN THE FUTURE AND IF SOMETHING LIKE THAT SHOULD EVER OCCUR CERTAINLY I WOULD BE VERY INTERESTED IN GETTING OTHER THE SAME GROUP AND TALKING ABOUT IT. ))
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Payne ran against Republican George Landrith during the last election.
Yesterday, Landrith said he'll seek the Republican nomination for the fifth district seat.
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Eric Thompson, a U-P-S worker from Bedford County is also seeking the Republican nomination.

55Goode


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In the wake of Payne's announcement, State Senator Virgil Goode says he may run for the congressional seat being vacated by Payne.
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SUPER=03-Richmond/Yesterday;


The Rocky Mount Democrat is expected to discuss the possibility of his candidacy at a press conference in Richmond today.
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55weather


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Turning now to the forecast -
It's going to be sunny today.
Temperatures are going to be warmer than yesterday, but it's still going to be cold.
Highs are only going to be in the mid 30s.
Tonight, skies will be mostly clear, with temperatures in the low to mid teens.
Looking ahead, tomorrow will turn mostly cloudy, but a bit warmer with highs near 40s.
And look for the chance for rain by the end of the week with temperatures climbing into the 50's.
Nightime lows will be in the mid to upper 30's.
Stayed tuned to news 7 for information on school cancellations and delays.

8Campbell-Fire


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A Campbell County man and his wife are homeless this morning after fire gutted their home near Evington.
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SUPER=03-Campbell Co.;


Firefighters responded to the scene on Route 8-88 just before six a-m.
They arrived to find half of the single-level trailer engulfed in flames.
The owners of the trailer were able to escape, but their home was destroyed.
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((ALAN MADDOX/EVINGTON V.F.D CHIEF: WHEN WE ARRIVED.. NOTHING TO SAVE.))
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It took fire crews more than an hour to completely knock the fire down.
Maddox says the cold weather hampered their efforts.
A preliminary investigation suggests the fire started in the furnace on the first floor and spread to the basement.
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8Deaths


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cro
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The weekend snow and ice storms have been blamed for two more deaths, bringing the statewide total to six fatalities.
In Giles County, a friend found the body of 46-year-old William Mullins on Saturday in Mullins' front yard.
Mullins' body was covered with several inches of snow. The cause of death was not immediately known.
Over in Hanover County, an elderly man died of a heart attack Sunday after he finished shoveling snow.

8Chris-Wheeler


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tal
TAPE#95-110
GRAPHIC=Wheeler, Chris


A circuit judge has cleared the way for the state to try a Wythe County teen as an adult.
Christopher Sean Wheeler is charged with murdering Sheriff's deputy Cliff Dicker.
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VO-NAT


Dicker was shot in December of 1994 while trying to serve a juvenile petition on Wheeler.
Wheeler was 15 at the time.
SUPER=03-Wytheville/Yesterday;


A juvenile judge ordered him transferred to adult court.
In appealing the ruling, Wheeler's lawyers argued he would have a better chance at rehabilitation in the juvenile system.
The judge rejected the argument based on the serious nature of the crime.
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8Orren


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-6
GRAPHIC=Phillip Orren


Last month police arrested Phillip Orren for allegedly setting fire to an occupied home on patterson avenue.
Yesterday a Roanoke grand jury handed up indictments against Orren in seven more arson cases in the same neighborhood.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/December 4, 1995


The charges span a three- month period.
The prosecutor says Orren is a suspect in as many as 20 fires, including some dumpster fires.
SUPER=04-January 26


Orren lives in the same neighborhood where the house fires occurred.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Arson


David Brian Barbour has also been indicted.
He's charged with setting two fires in Old Southwest on November 22nd.

8Payne


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Democrat L- F Payne says he will not seek another term in Congress.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/Yesterday;


Payne talked to reporters in Danville yesterday and said he is retiring.
Sources say he's being courted by high ranking officials in the Democratic party who want Payne to run for Lieutenant Governor.
Payne says he's eager to return to the private sector, but IS open to other possibilities.
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((REP. L. F. PAYNE/(D) FIFTH DISTRICT: I WILL NOW HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY I THINK TO LOOK AT OPPORTUNITIES THAT MAY EXIST IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR AND I WILL EXPLORE A NUMBER OF THINGS IN THE FUTURE AND IF SOMETHING LIKE THAT SHOULD EVER OCCUR CERTAINLY I WOULD BE VERY INTERESTED IN GETTING OTHER THE SAME GROUP AND TALKING ABOUT IT. ))
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VO-NAT


Payne ran against Republican George Landrith during the last election.
Yesterday, Landrith said he'll seek the Republican nomination for the fifth district seat.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Campaign '96


Eric Thompson, a U-P-S worker from Bedford County is ALSO seeking the Republican nomination.

8weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
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Turning now to the forecast -
It's going to be sunny today.
Temperatures are going to be a warmer than yesterday, but it's still going to be cold - highs are only going to be in the mid 30s.
Tonight, skies will be mostly clear, with temperatures low in the mid teens.
Looking ahead, tomorrow will turn mostly cloudy, but a bit warmer with highs Stayed tuned to news 7 for information on school cancellations and delays. near 40s.