Coming up on News 7,
An early morning murder at a Lynchburg night club has police searching for
and clues to the murder of Alicia Reynolds are beginning to unravel.
The forecast looks bumpy as showers and thunderstorms move into southwest
Virginia later tonight and tomorrow.
Don't go away News 7 at Noon is next.
A Lynchburg night spot is the site of another murder -- the SECOND this
It happened early this morning outside the Glass House restaurant on Wards
Police were called for a disturbance and minutes later a man was shot
outside the night club by an unknown assailant.
Witnesses say the two men had been arguing prior to the shooting.
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((CMDR. EUGENE WINGFIELD/LYNCHBURG POLICE: IT APPEARS AS THOUGH AN ARGUMENT AND
A FIGHT TOOK PLACE ON THE LOWER LEVEL OF THIS POD MALL AT 3000 WARDS ROAD,
WHICH INVOLVED THE VICTIM.))
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OUT Q=involved the victim.
26- year- old Edwin Bradley of College Park, Georgia was shot once in the
chest and died later at Lynchburg General Hospital.
No arrests have been made.
The Glass House also was the scene of Lynchburg's first murder of 1996, when
Robert Allen was shot to death there January 21st.
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Mystery still surrounds the deaths of a Roanoke couple.
The bodies of 59-year old Manfred Woody and his 42-year old wife Wanda, were
discovered yesterday morning in their Day Avenue apartment.
It was their son, Malcolm Woody, who found his parents dead in the kitchen.
Police confirm that Wanda Woody suffered a blow to the head... and they now
say her husband had a similar injury.
Authorities also believe that an argument took place in the vicinity of the
Woody home shortly before the deaths were reported.
Malcolm Woody told police he was asleep before discovering the bodies... and
Autopsies are being performed today.
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Alicia (AL EE SEE AH)
Showalter Reynolds' killer may have left behind clues that will help police
Reynolds disappeared while driving on U-S 29 near Culpepper in March -- her
body was not found until May.
The State Medical Examiner's Office says fingerprints, D-N-A, and trace
evidence were found in the murder case, but declined to say where.
The evidence will be compared to fingerprints and D-N-A profiles of convicted
State police released an artist's sketch of a man who drove a dark-colored
pickup truck and attempted to stop women on the stretch of U-S 29 between
Culpeper and Charlottesville.
And officials are looking for clues in the death of a Patrick Henry High
Yesterday, 17- year- old Brian Sowers died from an UNdiagnosed illness.
He went into the hospital last month with a temperature of 106 point- 4.
Jay Moore has the story.
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SUPER=01-Charles Hoffler/Waverly Place Baptist Church Pastor; :11
SUPER=01-Wallace Cundiff/Cundiff Drug; :32
SUPER=01-Rick Foutz/Vinton Police Chief; :45
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(( Brian Sowers was an active member of the Vinton community.
He passed away after spending four weeks in the Pediatric Intensive Care
Unit at Community Hospital.
The pastor of his church remembers him as a friend to all.
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((CHARLES HOFFLER/WAVERLY PLACE BAPTIST CHURCH PASTOR: LARGER THAN LIFE, A
STRONG YOUNG MAN. OUTGOING, NEVER MET A STRANGER. JOKING AROUND HE JUST
LIKED PEOPLE AND HE LIKED TO GIVE HIMSELF TO PEOPLE.))
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Wallace Cundiff also has fond memories of Brian.
He says the death has not only stunned him but the community as well.
IN Q=The unusual
((WALLACE CUNDIFF/CUNDIFF DRUG: THE UNUSUAL THING ABOUT THIS, IT'S BEEN THREE
WEEKS AND STILL NO ONE CAN IDENTIFY WHAT'S WRONG.))
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Unfortunately, the family doesn't have any health insurance.
So the business leaders of Vinton have stepped in to help.
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((RICK FOUTZ/VINTON POLICE CHIEF: VINTON IS A CLOSE NIT COMMUNITY AND WHEN
SOMEONE IS IN NEED THEY ALWAYS COME THROUGH AND THEY'RE GOING TO COME THROUGH
OUT Q=this time.))
A fund has been set up at NationsBank for anyone who wants to make a
In Vinton, Jay Moore, News 7.))
Blood samples have been sent to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta
and to several other labs.
A tractor- trailer overturned today in Franklin County sending one man to
The accident happened about 7:30 this morning on the southbound exit ramp
from U-S 220 to Route 40.
The driver was pinned in the wreck. He was taken to the hospital in
Roanoke, but there's no word yet on his condition.
The truck was carrying a load of eggs.
The wreck closed the exit ramp for more than two hours.
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Still to come on News 7 --
The latest unemployment figures give Wall Street a scare this morning,
and several cats and dogs are looking for new homes after being neglected at a
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music up full
On Wall Street at Noon the Dow was down 35 points --
Stocks have been down since a suggestion of stronger-than-expected economic
The Labor Department reports 348-thousand jobs were ADDED to business
payrolls last month.
Economists say this report may mean the Federal Reserve will HIKE short-term
interest rates to keep inflation in check.
President Clinton is praising Americans for creating NEW employment
opportunities and is NOT worried about inflation rates rising.
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((THERE'S NO EVIDENCE OF INFLATION IN THIS ECONOMY. THESE JOBS ARE BEING
CREATED BY PRODUCTIVITY OF AMERICAN BUSINESS AND THE AMERICAN WORK FORCE.
THAT'S WHY WE'RE SEEING REAL WAGE GAINS NOW FOR AMERICAN WORKERS. ))
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Meantime, Virginia's unemployment rate fell below the four percent level for
the second time in six years.
March and April figures remained at a low three-point-8 percent.
Lynchburg has recorded a 22 year low at 2-point-9 percent.
The jobless rate increased one-tenth of a percent in Roanoke.
President Clinton promises to find out WHO is setting fires at black
churches in the South.
Federal agents are investigating the latest one in Charlotte, North
Last night, flames destroyed a nearly century-old building at the
Matthews-Murkland Presbyterian Church.
The cause of the blaze is NOT known, but fire officials say they suspect
So far, 27 southern black churches have burned in a year- and- a- half.
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Firefighters are getting the upper hand on that huge wildfire in Alaska.
Forest officials expect to have firebreaks completely around the fire by
Weakening winds and higher humidity are helping.
13-hundred firefighters are working to contain the blaze that has blackened
more than 41-thousand acres, and destroyed at least 216 structures.
Damage is estimated at more than five- and- a- half- million dollars.
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In Pulaski County --
31 dogs and cats seized from a kennel are being nursed back to health so
they can be put up for adoption.
Sheriff's deputies found the animals when they executed a search warrant at
Solid Rock Kennel on Tuesday.
The operators, Terry Weaver and Annette Jenkins are charged with 31 counts
each of cruelty to animals.
The vet caring for 29 of cats and dogs now says many of them are
undernourished and infested with worms.
Weaver has said the kennel was a ministry of his Emmanuel Independent
Non-denominational Christian Church.
The church and kennel had closed. Authorities believe Weaver and Jenkins
have left the state.
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In San Diego -- city workers came to the rescue of a tiny kitten who got
stuck beneath the streets of downtown San Diego.
The rescuers nicknamed him "Stormy".
The kitten appears to be okay.
He was given a checkup and a flea bath.
He'll rest for a few days then will be available for adoption at the Humane
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Still to come, more animal news --
Folks all over the country will be giving their dogs an extra hug tomorrow.
Actress Jane Seymour tells us about "National Rib Check Day" next on News 7
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Mowing the lawn this time of year can be a real pain, imagine having to mow
200 acres, and having to cut grass to seven different heights.
Today Patrick Evans looks at how the Roanoke Country Club grooms their 27
hole golf course.
SUPER=19-Patrick Evans/Reporting; :00
SUPER=01-George Short/Grounds Superintendent; :31
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(beth and robin -- 2 shot toss)
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We've got sports next, including the latest on the battle for the Stanley
and it was a dog day for the William Byrd Terriers.
We'll have lowlights of their loss in the Group-Two A state semi- finals.
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Game two of the Stanley Cup finals last night in Denver was a blowout as the
Avalanche rolled over the Panthers.
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Peter Forsberg tied a cup record with three goals in the first period.
And the record setter is one for the books.
Watch the puck ricochet off the glass behind goalie John VanBiesbrook
The puck comes right over his left shoulder and Forsberg tips it in.
It was that kind of night as the Avalanche win 8-to-1 to take a two games to
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William Byrd lost to Virginia High 5-TO-4 last night in the Group Two A state
Steve Mason and photographer Greg Moore were in Bristol where the Terriers
bid for revenge came up short.
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SUPER=01-Brian Jones/William Byrd Catcher; :15
SUPER=01-Ben Smith/Hit Three Run Homer; :47
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SUPER=01-Rodney Spradlin/William Byrd Head Coach; 1:21
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The news was no better for Giles fans last night as the Spartans were beaten
in the Group A baseball semi-finals 3-to-nothing by Powell Valley.
That game was played down in Big Stone Gap.
Coming up in tonight's Health Check Report on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- Connie
Stevens will have the Medical Week in Review--
Plus, a controversial shingles treatment will NOT be allowed in the U.S.--
we'll explain why.
Have a great weekend!
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