A security guard is the prime suspect in Saturday's pipe bombing in
Centennial Olympic Park.
And a two year murder mystery is over in Vinton.
South Carolina police have arrested a man wanted in connection with a
(Patrick ad libs)
Don't go away, News 7 at NOON is next.
The Atlanta security guard hailed as a hero for finding the bomb at
Centennial Olympic Park is now suspected of planting it.
Federal agents this morning began searching the apartment of Richard
But officials say Jewell has not been charged in the case.
Manuel Gallegus has more.
11:30 CBS Newspath update window.
IN Q=Federal agents
SUPER=01-David Tubbs/FBI Spokesman;
OUT Q=cbs News Atlanta.
Federal agents arrived at the apartment of Richard Jewell early this
morning..armed with a warrant--that would allow them to search the security
guard's apartment. Jewell..is the man who first reported finding the knapsack
that exploded..killing one woman and injuring 111 others..at olympic
Residents of the complex were escorted out before agents entered the
apartment. The FBI stresses Jewell is not a suspect and has not been arrested.
SOT/DAVID TUBBS/FBI SPOKESMAN/9:49:51
"JEWELL IS NOT A SUSPECT----THIS IS A WAY WE CLEAR UP"
Jewell was first hailed as a hero for alerting police..the night the pipe
bomb exploded in a public park. but yesterday---an Atlanta paper named Jewell
as the "leading candidate" in the bombing. The 31-year old man was surrounded
by the media after he returned from being questioned by the FBI.
I'M SURE THEY ARE INVESTIGATING EVERYONE WHO WAS IN THE AREA..DO YOU HAVE ANY
IDEA WHY THEY WOULD CONSIDER YOU A SUSPECT...NO I HAVE NO IDEA---DID YOU DO
IT--NO SIR I DIDN'T DO IT.
WATSON BRYANT/JEWELL'S ATTORNEY/I THINK MY CLIENT IS GETTING SCREWED.
MANUEL GALLEGUS STANDUP))
The man accused in a 1994 multiple murder in Vinton is preparing to go
before a judge in South Carolina.
Earl Bramblett was arrested yesterday.
The bodies of Blaine and Teresa Hodges and their two young daughters were
found inside their burning home two summers ago.
Teresa Hodges had been strangled; her husband and children were shot to
Yesterday police arrested Bramblett in Spartanburg.
He has been indicted on charges of capital murder, three counts of first-
degree murder and related arson charges.
Residents of the Hodges' Vinton neighborhood say they're relieved by the
news of Bramblett's arrest.
IN Q=I'm personally glad
((I'M PERSONALLY GLAD TO KNOW THAT THE MAN HAS BEEN CAUGHT... IF HE'S THE
((I GO BY THAT HOUSE EVERY DAY. AND IT BREAKS MY HEART. THEY LET HIM GO AND
THEY MADE ALL THESE EXCUSES SEEMS LIKE. I'M SO HAPPY FOR THEM. I HOPE THEY
Out Q=they burn him
Police questioned Bramblett early on in the investigation but aren't
saying what broke the case and led to yesterday's arrest.
Police in Lynchburg are looking for a man who shot a woman in her home this
It happened about 10 o'clock in the 15 hundred block of Augusta street.
Officials say 25-year-old Tara Kim was shot several times by an unidentified
man, who then fled into some woods nearby.
Police are searching the neighborhood for him, but so far they have NOT
Kim is in the emergency room at Lynchburg General Hospital, in serious
Police say the two small children were upstairs sleeping at the time of the
shooting, and were still asleep when police arrived.
A relative is taking care of them.
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Investigation
Today's New York Times reports investigators now believe it was a bomb that
brought down T-W-A flight 800.
SUPER=03-East Moriches, NY;
But N-T-S-B officials say there is still not enough evidence to draw that
As the U-S-S Grapple begins its second day of work, investigators say, it
may be ready to begin bringing up pieces of the first class section and forward
cargo hold areas that could yield evidence of an explosive.
Divers yesterday recovered ten more bodies bringing the total count to
Fifty-nine bodies are still missing.
Divers also continued to bring up mass pieces of wreckage.
((DIVER: IF YOU TOOK A JUNKYARD AND FILL IT WITH WATER 120 FEET OF WATER,
THAT'S WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE.
OUT Q=What it looks like.
Investigators believe the explosion on board was near the front of the
plane, somewhere around the forward ktchen or cargo bin.
Sources say shrapnel
recovered from bodies in the first class cabin are consistent with a nearby
GRAPHIC=Wipe wipe wipe
SUPER=03-Dade Co., FL;
Funeral services were held this morning in Florida for the victims of the
Valujet crash whose bodies were never identified.
Fifty black caskets, each marked with a single rose, were buried in a
single grave in the Miami area.
Yesterday, hundreds of mourners gathered near the crash site
in the Everglades for a private memorial service.
At least 15 people were killed this morning in a riot at a South Africa
It happened during the morning rush hour.
Security guards were apparently using cattle prods to keep a crowd from
rushing past a ticket barrier.
But those who were being prodded instead surged forward, knocking down and
trampling people in front.
Later, a rioting crowd estimated at upwards of a thousand people
stoned police and burned the ticket booth at the station.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7, a teenager in Pittsylvania County is convicted and
sentenced for murder,
and the American womens softball team scores a double in the history books at
the 1996 Olympics.
music up full
The press has stopped for the newspaper that was once the mighty mouthpiece
of the Soviet Union's communist party.
Pravada is out of circulation following a feud between the editor and the
The paper, founded by Lenin, has been taken over by Greek owners.
The editor says the new owners are pressuring him to change the papers hard
line tone, but the owners say financial losses, not politics, are the problem.
The verdict was guilty late last night after a Pittsylvania County jury
deliberated for seven hours.
The panel was deciding the fate of a teenager charged with murder.
19- year old Paul Michael Dalton, Junior was sentenced late last night to
20- years in prison for first degree murder.
Dalton admitted burying the body of 72- year old Clark Aubrey Adkins, but
denied pulling the trigger.
According to testimony, Dalton's teenage sister, Mary, and her boyfriend
were there when the crime occurred.
Dalton's attorney had tried to convince the jury it was Mary's boyfriend who
fired the shotgun.
The defense's side of the story may have placed doubt in the jury's mind.
Dalton was found NOT guilty of using a firearm in the commission of a
IN Q=It's hard
((DAVID GRIMES/PITTSYLVANIA CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY.:IT'S HARD TO GUESS BECAUSE
PART OF OUR SYSTEM IS THAT WE GIVE COMPLETE PRIVACY TO JURORS, LET THEM MAKE
THOSE DECISIONS, IF I HAD TO GUESS, I WOULD SAY THAT THEY HAD DETERMINED THAT
HE WAS NOT THE ACTUAL TRIGGER PERSON IN THE EVENT BUT THEY MAY HAVE DECIDED
THAT 20- YEARS WAS THE SENTENCE THAT WAS APPROPRIATE AND THE THREE YEARS WASN'T
SUPER=01-David Grimes/Pittsylvania Co. Commonwealth's Atty.; :00
OUT Q=wasn't necessary.
The case is still under investigation which means the state could pursue
charges against Mary Dalton and her boyfriend, Joseph Smith.
A man charged with raping and murdering an elderly Floyd County woman will
be treated at a State Hospital.
SUPER=03-Floyd Co./June 1992;
Thomas Lonnie Helms was charged with the murder of 77-year-old Harriet Shank
She was found dead outside of her home, four years ago.
Yesterday, Helms pleaded NOT guilty by reason of insanity and was sent to
Central State Hospital in Petersburg.
Helms told authorities that a man held a gun to his head and forced him to
The Floyd prosecutor says the physical evidence indicated that Helms acted
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
When News 7 returns,
We'll tell you why the tick population is so large this summer,
and when some Martinsville students return to the halls of their school this
fall, it will seem more like walking through scenes from a story book.
The halls at a Martinsville elementary school will be brighter this Fall.
A mural artist has transformed the school into a world of nature and
Kimberly McBroom gives us a look.
IN Q=If you enjoyed watching
SUPER=01-Roger Carroll/Mural Artist; :24
OUT Q=News 7, Martinsville
(( If you enjoyed watching painter Bob Ross on P-B-S-- you'll find the work
of Roger Carroll equally captivating.
Like Ross, Carroll is a soft- spoken artist who uses his talent to bring
art to life for children.
Carroll has painted murals at schools across Virginia and North Carolina.
His most recent project-- splashing color to the halls and cafeteria of
Druid Hills Elementary School in Martinsville.
((ROGER CARROLL/MURAL ARTIST: TRIED TO MAKE THE INDOORS APPEAR LIKE THEY'RE
OUTDOORS. THE THEORY BEHIND THAT IS IF THE CHILDREN FEEL LESS CONFINED, FEEL
GOOD ABOUT WHERE THEY'RE AT-- THEY'LL JUST NATURALLY DO BETTER. ))
Built in 1959, the school has the typical white, cinderblock walls.
But with a stroke of Carroll's paintbrush, the school looks less like an
institution-- and more like a scene from a storybook.
IN Q=The young lady's
((THE YOUNG LADY'S READING A BOOK ABOUT LAURA INGALLS WILDER'S, "LITTLE HOUSE
ON THE PRAIRIE" AND AS SHE'S READING THE BOOK, SHE ACTUALLY GETS INTO THE BOOK
SO DEEPLY, SHE FEELS LIKE SHE'S RIGHT THERE WITH THEM. ))
The Parent Teacher Organization raised funds for Carroll's three- week
stint at the school.
Carroll says his art will not only make the school more attractive to
students, but also makes it feel more like home.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Martinsville.))
In some parts of Southwest Virginia, ticks seem to be out in force this year,
but experts say the problem is not caused by the weather.
They say the population of small and large mammals is what effects the tick
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IN Q=Mammal population
((JEFF WITCOSKY/ENTOMOLOGIST: MAMMAL POPULATION GOES THROUGH CYCLES WHERE THEY
ARE ABUNDANT AND UNCOMMON AND THEY MAY BE AFFECTED BY WEATHER. TICK POPULATION
INCREASES IN RESPONSE TO THE ABUNDANCE OF THE HOSTS. ))
OUT Q=of the hosts.
Ticks are found mostly in wooded areas, clearings and grassy areas where
small mammals nest. They can cause dangerous diseases so it's important to
check yourself and your pets for ticks regularly.
SUPER=330-Evening Storms/Gradual Clearing/62-66/Partly Sunny/Less Humid/80-84;
SUPER=331-Evening Showers/Slow Clearing/62-66/Partly Sunny/Less Humid/80-84;
SUPER=332-Showers Ending/By Midnight/60-64/Partly/Cloudy/76-80;
SUPER=333-Showers & Storms/Then Partly Cloudy/58-62/Partly Sunny/Less
SUPER=334-Showers Early/Slow Clearing/56-60/Partly/Cloudy/76-80;
Customers unhappy with a widely distributed hearing aid are being advised
to get refunds from a Roanoke company.
Telebrands has reached an agreement with attorneys general in 17 states
to reimburse people who bought the Whisper X-L hearing aid.
The company is accused of misrepresenting the product in advertisements.
The settlement will cost Telebrands 515 thousand dollars.
The company is required to reimburse anyone who asks for a refund within
The Roanoke Valley's small business incubator is two for two with new
The New Century Venture Center announced that SynCom Electronics has moved
into one of its spaces.
SynCom joins a Lynchburg sign company that set up shop in the Venture Center
SynCom makes "connecting equipment" for the computer, radio, and
A small business incubator helps startup firms by providing low cost office
space and services.
On Wall Street at Noon, Stocks are higher across the board in fairly
uninspired trading. The Dow is up nearly 40 points.
SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
In sports, Patrick tells us what the A-C-C and the Homestead have in
and whens it comes to Christmas trees, some will only settle for the best.
We'll tell you who already has dibs on this one.
MUSIC UP FULL
Womens softball is making its Olympic debut this year, and along with the
sport comes three additional medals.
Yesterday, the American team made history by winning the best of those...the
Bill Schweizer reports on the team's win against China, plus the Dream Team
wakes up yet another team on the court.
IN Q=The first olympic gold
SUPER=04-NBC Sports; :00
SUPER=01-Bill Schweizer/Reporting; 1:20
OUT Q=CBS News, Atlanta.
Atlantic Coast Conference football invaded the Homestead yesterday in
the 1996 ACC kickoff.
SUPER=03-Hot Springs; :00
Players from each of the nine conference universities were on hand.
Florida State's Warrick Dunn was among the stars in attendance.
The Seminoles are picked to win the ACC; their top warrior showed up to
offer his thoughts on his 96 team.
((BOBBY BOWDEN/FLORIDA STATE HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Bobby Bowden/Florida State Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...a good club"
George Welsh and his Cavs are picked second. The win over the Seminoles has
helped more than just his squad.
IN Q="in the last
((GEORGE WELSH/VIRGINIA HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-George Welsh/Virginia Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=....FSU with that"
It's almost August.
Isn't it about time to get a Christmas tree?
SUPER=03-Emery Co., UT;
At least that's what Matthew Evans has done.
But then again, he is in charge of finding the Christmas tree for the
IN Q= It is a
((BEVAN KILLPACK/U.S. FOREST SERVICE: IT IS A TREE THAT POSSESSES THAT MAGIC,
THAT JE NE SAIS CROIS, THAT CERTAIN SOMETHING THAT THE OTHER TREES DIDN'T QUITE
SUPER=01-Bevan Killpack/U.S. Forest Service;
OUT Q=quite have.
The 75-foot Engleman Spruce was chosen from 16 different spruces found in
National parks scattered across the county.