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7Police-Chase

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-31
GRAPHIC=Scott Allman


The man charged in connection with a deadly police chase that killed three people is speaking out from jail.
Twenty-one year old Scott Allman apologizes for what happened, but he blames police.
Ron Jones reports.
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SOT
IN Q=But I feel like
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday; :11
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Sunday; :16
SUPER=03-Salem/Monday; :42
SUPER=@Ron2; 1:24 (quick)
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OUT Q=low maximum sentence.

((
SOT 03:38:39

((VOICE OF SCOTT ALLMAN: BUT I FEEL LIKE I'M JUST ANOTHER. I FEEL LIKE I'M JUST THAT GUY TIM McVIEGH. THE HATED GUY IN OKLAHOMA CITY. I FEEL LIKE I'M THE HATED GUY OF ROANOKE.))
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Allman cried throughout the interview saying he has led a confused and troubled life.
It came to head on Sunday when he led police on a twelve mile high speed chase that ultimately claimed the life of a Vinton family and put Allman's wife, who was a passenger in his car, in the hospital.
When asked why he ran from police.
SOT 03:46:34

((THE REASON WHY I RAN IS BECAUSE I WANTED TO BE WITH MY WIFE. OKAY IF YOU LOVE SOMEBODY SO MUCH ENOUGH TO DIE FOR HIM LIKE I DO TO MY WIFE.))
RUNS=:09


Allman says he didn't want to go to jail-- plus he says he had a bunch of outstanding warrants against him.
Moments before the fatal crash officers say they slowed down and called off the chase-- Allman says...
SOT 03:37:44

((YES, THEY SLOWED DOWN TO ABOUT 25 MILE BEFORE THE ACCIDENT. YEAH, THAT'S TRUE.))
RUNS=:04


When asked why he kept going?
SOT 03:38:22

((I DON'T KNOW... I COULDN'T TELL YOU.))
RUNS=:04

BUTT, BUTT, BUTT
SOT 03:42:14

((I DON'T BLAME THESE PEOPLE FOR BEING UPSET. BUT I'M JUST A 21 YEAR OLD, ADULT, OR BOY. WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL IT. THAT'S BEEN TRYING TO GET HELP SINCE HE WAS A KID.))
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What about his pending court case and his feelings about the family that was killed.
SOT :03:43:45

((I JUST AM REALLY SORRY. I MEAN... I'M 21. I' JUST WISH THEY JUST GIVE ME THE LOW MAXIMUM SENTENCE.))
RUNS=:11


Allman also believes the police shouldn't have chased him for tinted windows.
But during the interview Allman contradicted himself and said if he had to do all over again-- he would pull over.
Ron Jones, News Seven, Roanoke.))

7Gunfire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#edit of 96-30
GRAPHIC=shooting


Three people were injured yesterday in a gunbattle outside a public housing complex in Roanoke.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


Police say at one point as many as five people were firing handguns outside a home in the Bluestone Park complex.
Authorities say the shooting apparently stemmed from a fight involving the sister of one of the shooting victims.
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IN Q=

((STAN SMITH/ROANOKE POLICE: ALL THESE PEOPLE WERE STANDING OUT BASICALLY WATCHING THIS PHYSICAL ALTERCATION AND THEN AFTER A WHILE JUST GUNFIRE ERUPTED. ))
SUPER=01-Stan Smith/Roanoke Police;
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OUT Q=gunfire erupted.
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VO-NAT


Following a search by car and foot police rounded up five suspects, they have all been charged with malicious wounding.
The three victims, two teenagers and a 20 year old were not seriously injured.
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7Boty-Fatal


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


A woman from Low Moor was killed yesterday in a single vehicle accident. 24-year-old Patricia Ann White was driving along route 220, just south of route 622 in Botetourt county.
Authorities say her car ran off the left side of the road, went over an embankment, struck a tree, and overturned.
White was partially ejected from the vehicle-- and died at the scene.
Since thunderstorms were moving through the region at the time-- authorities believe the accident may have been weather- related.


7Weather


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


Turning now to the forecast -
Today is going to sunny, but cool.
Highs will be in the mid to upper 60s.
For tonight, expect partly cloudy skies.
The cool temperatures will remain overnight - lows are going to dip into the mid 40s.
Thursday is going to be partly sunny and breezy, but much warmer - highs will be in the lowers 80s.

55Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-30
GRAPHIC=Shooting


Gunfire erupted outside a Roanoke pulbic housing complex injuring three people.
As Len Besthoff reports rounding up the suspects proved almost as dangerous for Roanoke police.
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IN Q=Police say
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday; :00
SUPER=01-Keith Goodrich/Eyewitness; :10
SUPER=01-Stan Smith/Roanoke Police; :45
SUPER=@Len2; :54
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OUT Q=LB, News-7.

(( Police say at one point as many as FIVE people were firing handguns outside this home in the Bluestone Park public housing complex.
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SOT 13:44:53 DENNIS TAPE
IN Q=First I heard

((KEITH GOODRICH/EYEWITNESS: FIRST I HEARD FIGHTING...FIRST THERE'S FIGHTING THEN THEY START SHOOTING, THEN I WENT IN THE HOUSE. MY BROTHER AND I WENT UP IN THE HOUSE. How many shots did you hear? GOODRICH: OH 15, BOUT 15, 13, SOMETHING LIKE THAT IT WAS A WHOLE LOTTA SHOTS.))
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OUT Q=whole lotta shots.


The shootout left 17 year old Aaron Reynolds and his friend, 20 year old William Campbell, with gunshot wounds to the buttocks and thigh.
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SOT 13:36:56 TURN UP NAT WAY HIGH COVER W/ STRETCHER SHOT
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((POLICE DISPATCH: I HAVE A MAN THAT'S BEEN SHOT IN THE LEG.))
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OUT Q=in the leg.


A 16 year old made it to his Hanover Avenue home and then told police HE was also shot in the incident.
The shooting apparently had something to do with revenge for a previous fight involving Aaron Reynold's sister.
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SOT 14:03:18 DENNIS TAPE
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((STAN SMITH/ROANOKE POLICE: ALL THESE PEOPLE WERE STANDING OUT BASICALLY WATCHING THIS PHYSICAL ALTERCATION AND THEN AFTER A WHILE JUST GUNFIRE ERUPTED. ))
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OUT Q=gunfire erupted.


After separate automobile and foot pursuits police found five of the alleged culprits.
But three of them were a little hard to get to, since they had a pit bull terrier with them. Nat Sot w/ dog
RUNS=:05


Eventually an animal control officer separated the group from the dog, and they may have found one of the handguns involved.
So far five people have been charged with malicious wounding, two of them juveniles.
Len Besthoff, News-7.))

55Students


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


In Lynchburg, three fifth-graders have been suspended for a year after they were caught with marijuana at Heritage Elementary School.
Officials say the grade schoolers were not dealing or using the drugs, but the chairman of the school board says the punishment is standard policy for drug offenses in school.
Police were notified of the incident when it occurred in February -- but prosecutors say NO charges have been filed against the children.

55Lawsuit


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#=edit of 96-33(school lawsuit)
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


Meantime, a 16- year- old Henry county boy is is trying to get back into school after he was EXPELLED for violating the weapons policy.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville;


Brian Wood was an active Sophomore at Bassett High School about to be inducted into the National Honor Society.
But a field trip to the Henry County jail and a pocket knife in his jeans changed that.
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IN Q=For something i

((BRIAN WOOD: FOR SOMETHING I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW I HAD-- AND THEN TO EXPEL ME FOR A YEAR FROM SCHOOL-- I FEEL THAT'S UNFAIR.))
SUPER=07-Brian Wood;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=that's unfair.
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VO-NAT


Brian was expelled April fourth for violating the county's weapons policy.
His family filed suit against the school board and its superintendent-- believing Brian's punishment was too harsh. Pre- Pro here
But the policy states it will expel any student who has brought a firearm or destructive device onto school property or to a school-sponsored activity. End Pre-Pro
But the Woods' attorney says Brian was denied due process at the school board hearing-- and says the system is trying to make an example of him.
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IN Q=we don't care

((REID YOUNG/WOOD'S ATTORNEY: WE DON'T CARE THAT HE WENT TO SCHOOL EVERY DAY. HE'S GOING TO BE THE EXAMPLE BY VIRTUE OF THE FACT THAT HE INADVERTENTLY LEFT THIS KNIFE IN HIS POCKET. ))
SUPER=01-Reid Young/Wood's Attorney;
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OUT Q=in his pocket.
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VO-NAT


Brian says he wants to finish the school year.
A hearing is planned for next Monday to determine if he will get to do that.
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55Weather


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


Turning now to the forecast -
Today is going to sunny, but cool.
Highs will be in the mid to upper 60s.
For tonight, expect partly cloudy skies.
The cool temperatures will remain overnight - lows are going to dip into the mid 40s.
Thursday is going to be partly sunny and breezy, but much warmer - highs will be in the lowers 80s.

8Police-Chase


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-31
GRAPHIC=Scott Allman


The man charged after a police chase and deadly accident is giving his side of the story from his jail cell.
21 year old Scott Allman is comparing himself to Oklahoma City bombing suspect Timothy McVeigh.
Ron Jones has the story.
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IN Q=But I feel like
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday; :11
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Sunday; :16
SUPER=03-Salem/Monday; :42
SUPER=@Ron2; 1:24 (quick)
RUNS=1:55
OUT Q=low maximum sentence.

((
SOT 03:38:39

((VOICE OF SCOTT ALLMAN: BUT I FEEL LIKE I'M JUST ANOTHER. I FEEL LIKE I'M JUST THAT GUY TIM McVIEGH. THE HATED GUY IN OKLAHOMA CITY. I FEEL LIKE I'M THE HATED GUY OF ROANOKE.))
RUNS=:09


Allman cried throughout the interview saying he has led a confused and troubled life.
It came to head on Sunday when he led police on a twelve mile high speed chase that ultimately claimed the life of a Vinton family and put Allman's wife, who was a passenger in his car, in the hospital.
When asked why he ran from police.
SOT 03:46:34

((THE REASON WHY I RAN IS BECAUSE I WANTED TO BE WITH MY WIFE. OKAY IF YOU LOVE SOMEBODY SO MUCH ENOUGH TO DIE FOR HIM LIKE I DO TO MY WIFE.))
RUNS=:09


Allman says he didn't want to go to jail-- plus he says he had a bunch of outstanding warrants against him.
Moments before the fatal crash officers say they slowed down and called off the chase-- Allman says...
SOT 03:37:44

((YES, THEY SLOWED DOWN TO ABOUT 25 MILE BEFORE THE ACCIDENT. YEAH, THAT'S TRUE.))
RUNS=:04


When asked why he kept going?
SOT 03:38:22

((I DON'T KNOW... I COULDN'T TELL YOU.))
RUNS=:04

BUTT, BUTT, BUTT
SOT 03:42:14

((I DON'T BLAME THESE PEOPLE FOR BEING UPSET. BUT I'M JUST A 21 YEAR OLD, ADULT, OR BOY. WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL IT. THAT'S BEEN TRYING TO GET HELP SINCE HE WAS A KID.))
RUNS=:18


What about his pending court case and his feelings about the family that was killed.
SOT :03:43:45

((I JUST AM REALLY SORRY. I MEAN... I'M 21. I' JUST WISH THEY JUST GIVE ME THE LOW MAXIMUM SENTENCE.))
RUNS=:11


Allman also believes the police shouldn't have chased him for tinted windows.
But during the interview Allman contradicted himself and said if he had to do all over again-- he would pull over.
Ron Jones, News Seven, Roanoke.))

8Fatal


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Low Moor woman is dead following a single-vehicle accident yesterday.
24- year- old Patricia Ann White was driving along route 220, just south of route 622 in Botetourt county.
Authorities say her car ran off the left side of the road, went over an embankment, struck a tree, and overturned.
White was partially ejected from the vehicle-- and died at the scene.
Since thunderstorms were moving through the region at the time-- authorities believe the accident may have been weather- related.


8Lewis-Gale


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cst
TAPE#96-25
GRAPHIC=Lewis Gale Hospital


The statistics are alarming.
One in every eight women in Virginia will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some time in her life.
To help improve those numbers, there's another breast-care option for women in the region.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem; :


It's Lewis-Gale's Breast Center, offering equipment and specialists all housed in one place.
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SOT 6:02:10
IN Q=Probably the

((DR. BOB WILLIAMS/LEWIS GALE SURGEON: PROBABLY THE BIGGEST IMPROVEMENT IS THE EFFICIENCY. IT WON'T TAKE AS ALONG A TIME FOR A WOMAN TO BE EVALUATED, IF SHE HAS A MAMMOGRAPHIC ABNORMALITY IN HER BREAST SHE'LL HAVE THE OPTION OF BEING ABLE TO SEE A DOCTOR THAT DAY TO HAVE THAT EVALUATED, AND TO HAVE THE VARIOUS OPTIONS DISCUSSED WITH HER. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Bob Williams/Lewis Gale Surgeon; :
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OUT Q=discussed with her.
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VO-NAT


The new center also offers state-of the art imaging and diagnostic equipment.
The earlier breast cancer is caught, the more likely it is to be cured.
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8Weather


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


Turning now to the forecast -
Today is going to sunny, but cool.
Highs will be in the mid to upper 60s.
For tonight, expect partly cloudy skies.
The cool temperatures will remain overnight - lows are going to dip into the mid 40s.